While I am writing this week's column, I keep saying over and over a childhood verse, "Rain, Rain go away, come again another day," we really do not need more rain today. This past weekend was the annual Junior Prom, where the Prince and Princess emerge in their prom attire. This year the crowned Queen was Hannah Bruno, and the crowned King was Jeff Bigelow, their court consisted of Tayler Strong, Katie Kirkby, Anna Daly, Emily Sayward, Cody Sayward, Clay Sherman, Nick Ball, and John Hubbard. Congratulations to them all. This is an evening of great joy, but we often hold our breath that there will not be any accidents on that night. So when the fire alarm went off in the wee hours, I am sure the emergency personal did not quite know what they would be responding to, thankful that this accident is reported to have no one being seriously injured and not related to prom. We are most grateful that we do have a volunteer emergency crew ready to respond.
I heard recently that Lucy Belzile has returned from Washington State where she spent seven months with her daughter Diane and family. I also understand she is recovering from a bad virus, hope all is well soon. Norma Goff and Paula Calkins just return after spending nearly a week at an Elder Hostel event. It is always great to see our locals returning along with some of our summer residents arriving back. A reminder that our community needs volunteers for the summer season at different locations around town. Janice Allen will be at the Visitor's Center on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share the needs and duties they are hoping to fill. Any interested person can drop in to sign up or get more information.