LIVERMORE – Everyone is welcome to North Livermore’s annual historical story-telling event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the North Livermore Baptist Church.

A surprise local historical topic will be remembered by Livermore’s resident storyteller, Billie Gammon, assisted by a group of neighbors.

In 2001, Gammon remembered her first year (1935) in Livermore, teaching at the Payson Smith School and boarding with the Babb family. In 2002, she recalled North Livermore as it was in 1941 during World War II.

In 2003, four senior friends joined her: Mildred (Hinkley) Wright, Gertrude (Bisbee) Clardy, Ernest E. Hinkley Jr. and Clifford Tenney. They focused on four buildings in the village: the two-room Payson Smith School, Tenney’s General Store and Post Office, Coolidge Hall and North Livermore Baptist Church. They recalled the Long Pond Cabins and Lunch Room and Dr. Rand’s Golf Course. Last year, the same senior team remembered North Livermore residents of the 1930s.

A committee of friends has organized the annual storytelling event in Gammon’s honor, her 89th birthday this year. Birthday cake and punch will be served in the church basement starting at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of birthday cards and gifts, everyone is encouraged to bring a handwritten note or write a message in the guest book. Following refreshments, the annual historical program will begin about 7 p.m. in the church auditorium.

For more information, contact Dennis Stires at 897-4222 or e-mail at [email protected], Linda Lyman at 897-3165, or Bette Nichols at 897-4495.


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