Upcoming events will all take place at our local churches.  On Saturday May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon will be the Smile Fund Yard Sale at the West Parish Congregational Church on Church Street and is open to everyone. Proceeds from this event benefit the Adult Denture Program. Adults who are looking for assistance in obtaining dentures can contact Pastor Tim LeConey for an application at 824-2688.  This is a wonderful program that can truly make a difference in someone’s life. A smile can go a long way.

Saturday Market On Main Street will happen once again on the front lawn of the Methodist Church on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nonprofit groups, farmers and local artists will join this Saturday Market. RePant bags will be in attendance and the Saturday Market will also serve as a drop-off site for items for our local Food Pantry. Paper goods, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and diapers are always in need. The Methodist Church is located next door to Brooks Brothers and Holidae House. This event is open to the public.

The final event is the Community Supper on  Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. held at the Bethel Alliance Church located on Walker’s Mill Road. This is a free supper open to the community. For more information call 824-2289.

The race for the upcoming Bethel selectman’s race has increased to five citizens running for the two open seats. Running are Michelle Cole, Frank Delduca, Meryl Kelly, Neil Scanlon and Chris Tyler whose names will  be on the ballot.  With five people running the votes will be dispersed at a wide range. Voting on Tuesday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Vernon Street will be an opportunity to vote for your choice to serve as a selectman. Looks like it will be a tight race.  Should be interesting to see how it all turns out!

Garden season is in full swing. The greenhouse has lots coming up and looking good. Outside gardens are having seeds and seedlings going into the ground. Raymond Buck who was a well-known farmer on the Intervale Road always planted a high volume of corn. He always said that when you planted peas you could also plant your early corn seed. Sweet Chorus is the variety of  early corn that Bob likes to put into the ground.

Another sure sign of spring are fiddleheads, rhubarb and asparagus that are coming up from the ground to be harvested.  Gardens certainly are a gift from Mother Nature and so enjoyable. Happy planting to all gardeners.

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