MAIDSTONE – The Maidstone Museum annual silent auction in conjunction with the trade fair was held March 13 and 14. The museum committee thanks all who contributed articles to be bid on, donated cash and worked at the event to make it a financial success. This is our main fundraiser for an organization made up of all volunteers. We are always in need of volunteers, even for a few hours to keep our 13 buildings and grounds in good condition for the viewing public. Our group provided a hot roast beef supper on the Saturday night for the vendors of the trade fair booths. This year about 120 attended the supper. The group that organized the trade fair is to be complimented on a complete sellout of space and the interesting variety of merchandise for sale. All in all, it was a successful event and the good weather was a big help for the huge attendance both days.
The museum monthly meeting was held at the museum Thursday evening April 18. Due to vandalism, the original bronze plaque at Pine Island will be replaced by a wooden replica with the same wording as the original one. This will be done by the Paynton municipality as the site is in their jurisdiction. The date for this is May 26, early afternoon. Anyone will be welcome at Pine Island at the time. The original metal plaque has been returned to Maidstone museum for safekeeping and will be displayed there.
Resumés for part time help at the museum were reviewed. Those decided upon will be notified. Thank you to all who took the time to apply.
Our next meeting will be held at the museum May 21 at 7 p.m.