Each year, about the
middle of October, a parade of scarecrows appears on the Porter Town Hall
lawn.This fun event is hosted by the
Sacopee Valley Health Center Board of Trustees.Children are invited to bring an empty gallon milk jug and meet at the
Porter Town Hall to join in the fun and using their imagination create their
own scarecrow.Frames, hay and clothing
are provided.The images here show this
year’s results.Although looking a
little bedraggled from the recent rain and wind, they were still waving and
bringing a smile to passersby on Halloween day. I am sure they will appear again next
October. Thank you Sacopee Valley Health Center!
With fall comes
the urge to prepare for winter. Fuel tanks are filled, wood is split and
stacked for the cold days to come.Harvest
is in full swing with apple picking. Pumpkins, squash and potatoes are
appearing everywhere.Fruits and
vegetables from our gardens are being canned, frozen or dried. If you live in the country or have property,
it is time to clean up, rake the leaves, take in planters, etc. All of this a ritual since “the beginning of
Kids are back
in school, fall sports have begun and Halloween is just around the corner.
It is also a
time to enjoy the cooler, bright sunny days and beautiful autumn colors that
will soon be gone for another year.
by George French depict some typical fall scenes that never grow old.
Author, Allen F. Crabtree III will talk about
and will present
stories from his book.
This is a fascinating, first-person commentary on a
time that has long vanished in history.The talk is profusely illustrated with old Effingham and family photos
and supplemented with observations by his son, local author Allen F. Crabtree.
History House is located at
92 Main Street, Porter
(in Kezar Falls Village)just east of the Porter
Town Hall and
has been an important industry in Maine, including the Sacopee Valley area,
since settlement first began here.Nearly every family has someone who is or has been involved in the
logging industry.Come learn about
old-time logging methods, logging camps and life as a logger in the early days.
Old time loggers with tools of the trade.
Come tour the house, view all the exhibits and browse our scrapbook collection.
History House is located at
92 Main Street, Porter (in Kezar Falls Village)
just east of the Porter
Town Hall and the Sacopee Valley Health Center.
It is located right here in the Town of Porter and is
of our early history.
is your opportunity to tour this local gem.
back in history to 1824 and imagine attending a Bullockite quarterly service or
participating in a Porter Town Meeting here.This unique building is on the National Register of Historic Places and
is one of the very few meeting houses left.
more information and pictures about the history of the Old Porter Meeting
House, check out the links below.)
Directions: from Kezar Falls Village: take Rt.
25 West to Colcord Pond Rd., then right on Old Meeting House Rd. From Porter
Village: take First County Rd., bear left at Colcord Pond Rd. then right on Old
Meeting House Rd.