SEARSMONT — Georges River Land Trust will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Celebration, Tuesday, October 1, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Searsmont Community Building in the lower level of the Town Office/Library building.
Admission is free. Everyone associated with Georges River Land Trust is encouraged to attend, and members of the public who would like to find out what GRLT is up to – and possibly get involved in the organization – are also welcome.
“This is a great opportunity to take a drive up Route 131 on the Georges River Scenic Byway through rolling hills and pastoral landscapes to enjoy the amazing fall foliage, sparkling blue waters of the St. George River and its lakes, and the blooming blankets of red as the blueberry barrens begin to change,” said GRLT, in a news release.
“The many volunteers who contribute to our success will be celebrated, and management will report on our accomplishments for the last year, and share some sneak peeks of what’s coming up in 2020,” GRLT said.
All members, volunteers, and everyone interested in GRLT are invited to attend.
Arrive early (starting at 4 p.m.) to wander through the Searsmont Historical Society Museum and barn. The museum describes settlement of the area and its history of water power and the white pine lumber industry (at one time there were 15 sawmills in town!). Karen Withee, of Searsmont Historical Society, will be on hand to answer questions.
This is a potluck event, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided by the Land Trust. Please note that this event combines GRLT’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation celebration for the first time, and replaces the traditional August annual meeting, and December volunteer event. FMI call GRLT at 594-5166.