Shoreham news for Mar. 5

SHOREHAM — “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”
On Leap Day afternoon, with a blue sky and cold winter air, several families enjoyed sledding near the elementary school. The snow had a “crisp” top layer, so with just the slightest push to get started the children could get quite a nice little ride.
Once their little cheeks were rosy red, we headed inside to the warmth of the Shoreham Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. There, they lined up from youngest to oldest (age 3 to 15), and one by one had an opportunity to give the piñata a few whacks. We only made it halfway through the line before the contents of the piñata spilled all over the floor. There was a mad scramble as the children gathered up bead necklaces and all kinds of fun little toys. While they were playing with their new trinkets a dinner was being prepared — just for them. Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, carrots, milk or hot cocoa with whipped cream. And to top that off was a delicious assortment of desserts: Sheet cake, snickerdoodles, M&M cookies and clementines.
As the children were finishing their dinner, folks began to arrive for the Chili Supper. There were several varieties from which to choose: Vegetable chili, beef chili, venison soup and homemade cornbread. A free will offering was collected, and from that offering $150 will be sent from the church to the Meals on Wheels program.
The installation of the beautiful pine board flooring in the Shoreham Congregational Church Fellowship Hall is underway. By Palm Sunday the church building should be “back together.” For a short while, anyway. The next project is the restoration of the roof, which desperately needs work. That project will surely be quite visible to all who pass by.
The A-to-Z Book Club will meet on March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Shoreham Inn. The letter for March is “J”.
The Shoreham Community Partnership will meet at the elementary school on March 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Partnership Teams meet monthly to plan family and community engagement activities linked to school goals that support student success. Team members include parents, teachers, school staff and the principal. If you are interested in getting involved with one of these teams, contact the school principal Michael Lenox 897-7181.
The Platt Memorial Library will host a Lego night on March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Children can create most anything their imagination will allow using the huge Lego collection.

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