November 13, 2015
Community Lunch's started on October 21 and please click here to see upcoming menus for the 2015-2016 season and learn how you may be a sponsor.
October 5, 2015
Thanks to all for making the Nonagenarians' Birthday Party such a fun event. The Hall board would like to extend particular thanks to special guests Donna Damon and Sandra Rice. Donna gave a fascinating talk on what Chebeague was like when the honorees were new to the world. She brought some terrific pictures of the way life was here back in the 1920s and 1930s. Of course, Sandra Rice got everyone dancing and ended the party on a totally joyous note.
Fall is coming, and October 7 marks the first soup lunch at the Hall, so get your soup spoons ready. Susie has already opened her Wednesday morning coffee hour, and it will continue until May.
The first Community Lunch will be held October 21, with the second on November 18, and the third on December 16. All dates are currently open for sponsorship. If you choose to underwrite a Community Lunch, the Hall's dedicated chefs will prepare the feast you desire, from entree to dessert! As always, a $5 donation is asked for the lunches, and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Any way you look at it, you win!
In other Hall news, the renovation project is complete, and we are awaiting pictures of the process to post for all to see. We hope to hold a party next summer to celebrate our newly snug space and to thank all those who contributed to the fund with money or time or both. The Hall board continues to be humbled by the overwhelming support for the project. The Hall may be a plain ol' New England gal, but she obviously holds a special place in the hearts of many.
The Hall's annual meeting will be held Thursday October 22. Be sure to get your proxy in by then, and please let the board know whether you are interested in serving as a member.
Finally, the Community Center will be installing a new furnace this fall. This much-needed improvement will ensure Islanders a warm refuge in case of power outages this winter, as well as complement the recent upgrades in insulation. Even though the Hall's formal name is the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center (CIHCC), the "Community Center" moniker more properly refers to the entire building, which houses three totally service-oriented non-profits--the CIHCC, the Chebeague Island Library, and the Chebeague Island Council. The three organizations are forging an even closer relationship in the hopes of increasing their ability to serve the island community. As always, please feel free to contact the Hall board with comments and suggestions for additional ways in which the Hall and her neighbors can serve you.
EVENTS AT THE HALL:
Photos of the Nonagenarian Party on August 20, 2015
Photo - The Hall was adorned with many of Louise Todd's wonderful paintings today for the Memorial Reception.
Sam Mclean, president, Ruth Slagle, Mabel Doughty, Susie Stavropoulos, Gina Ross, Bev Johnson, Pat St.Cyr, Tad Runge, Martha Hamilton, Dianne Brewer, Gail Jenkins, Arlene Dyer, and Linda Elder.