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Lamoine 150
Minutes - April 26, 2017 (Draft, subject to correction)


Co-Chair Cynthia Donaldson called the meeting to order at 5:03 P.M. at the Lamoine Town Hall.


Present were:  Committee members: S. Josephine Cooper, Cynthia Donaldson, Gordon Donaldson, Miranda Engstrom.and Carol Duffy;  Nelia McIntire, alternate committee member; Marion McFarland; Carolyn Ackerman, Lamoine Baptist Church.



February 22, 2017 Minutes were reviewed.


Lamoine Historical Society

Nelia reported that the Lamoine Historical Society was interested in being in the parade, holding a July Picnic, and planning a December community event.  Edna Coyne needs to be contacted soon to reserve her field for baseball games or other activities.


Lamoine History in Slices

Gordon shared a sample with news articles from a variety of years with the dates  missing.  This will be a “Guess the Year” activity published four or five times during our celebratory year.  


Lamoine Baptist Church

Carolyn said that the church might be interested in doing a dinner or lunch.  The church fair is usually at the end of July.  A recipe book of Lamoine Church recipes was printed in 2009.  It could be updated and republished.



Baseball Game

We need to decide on a date fairly soon if we want to use Edna Coyne’s field.  After discussion, the consensus was that a large game would have to use the school’s fields.


Culminating Weekend (August 14 - 16, 2020)

Nelia will ask Edna to reserve the field for us on August 14, 15, and 16, 2020.  The field may be used for games or parking.

August 15 - Parade (The last one started at the Grange and ended at the East Lamoine Church.)

August 16 - East Lamoine Church Service


Day in the Life of Lamoine

On February 11, 2020, everyone in town will be asked to take a picture of a special place, or what they’re doing.  Questions to consider:  In a hundred years, what would people think?  What would you like people to know about Lamoine in 2020.


Capturing Stories

We want to tape people telling their stories of Lamoine.  It was suggested that we bring a couple of comfy chairs to the Town Hall and film there.

It was suggested that we have a recording spot at different events and give people three minutes to record a story about Lamoine.


Other Ideas - The committee and visitors discussed new ideas as follows:

      Need to collect stories of Lamoine’s past (For example: baby delivered by RFD mail story).

      Lamoine Historical Society has Eunice Young’s scrapbooks with interesting information.

      We should think about doing educational lectures about the geology of the area, wildlife, Fire Department Now and Then . . . These might be weekly over a period of time with accompanying field trips. The Conservation Committee should be asked about helping with these.

      Places to have displays include the barn at the State Park and the school.

      A map of all the walking trails in Lamoine should be created.

      A photographic exhibit

      We should film all events.

      An open house/garden tour with a website linked to the tour

      Create a book with events of the year’s activities that will be useful.  Perhaps it could include the hiking map.



Gordon suggested that it was time to start winnowing down our ideas and events, and then  get people to take charge of the different events.



Big Question:  Who knows where the time capsule was buried at our 125th celebration?




Our next meeting will be on May 17, 2017 at the Town Hall at 5 P.M.  The Fire Department and Conservation Committee will be invited.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:08 P.M. 


Respectfully submitted,


Carol Duffy, Secretary