HOPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2017
The meeting was
called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Donovan Bowley. Members
attending were Ron Smith, Donovan Bowley, Cindy Della Penna, Margaret
Morse, Juanita Johnson, Jarvis Johnson, Ann Leadbetter, Gwen Brodis,
bob Appleby, Bill Jones, Linda Hillgrove and guests, Darlene Barrow and
SECRETRY’S REPORT: Secretary,
Linda Hillgrove, summarized the Minutes for October 17th, 2017, which
was unanimously accepted.
Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, reported Total Income of $5,174.78; expenses of
$179.30; with Balance in Savings: $15,093.47; Balance in Checking:
$41.49, which was unanimously accepted.
BUSINESS: The Election Day bake Sale saw $498.00 and $327.00 from the
pie sale held in October and November by Marie Berry at the Open House
held at the Hope Historical Home.
informed us of a history treasure chest which will have donated items
from Maine’s past for educating the elementary students about their
town’s history. Donovan showed a photo of the last load of lime kilns
being hauled to Rockland by Ed Harris. He also found a book at Camden
Library called, Maine Forts.
Ann Leadbetter reminded us to give special thanks to Marie and Wayne
Berry for maintaining the grounds this summer. A Purple Heart was
donated by Barbara Ludwig.
Refreshments for the evening were provided by Juanita Hunt and Ann Leadbetter.
Certificates of Appreciation will be presented by Bill Jones to Caleb
Harvey Yates and Christopher Gage Yates, second and fourth graders
respectively at Hope elementary School for their bottle donations to
the Hope Historical Society.
Program Chair, Ann Leadbetter introduced Jeff Connon who lived near
Hobbs Pond in the summer during the 1960s. Jeff shared some of his
memories of “Old Eph” Ephraim Baird who loved to fish and hunt and
walked wherever he went. “Eph” saw a sign “du duk in” at Jeff Connon’s
home. “Eph” was hard of hearing and had difficulty reading and thought
it was an inn, tied up his boat, headed up the hill and asked for a
drink. William Potter, John Salisbury and Hilda Brazier loved to fish
and put in a dam at the pond to hold more water and fish as the pond
was very shallow in the summer. Other members had stories to share
about Ephraim Baird. Sherman Baird was his nephew. Darlene Baird Barrow
shared stories and pictures of her uncle Ephraim along with group
photos of other family members.
December meeting will be the Annual Pot Luck Christmas Brunch, at 9
A.M. on Tuesday, December 12th at the Hope Historical Home. Please
bring a dish to share.
Linda Hillgrove, Secretary