Spruce Head Community Hall and Historical Association to elect officers Sept. 9; celebrates centennial year

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 5:00pm

SPRUCE HEAD — This has been a banner year for the Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association, according to the Association, in a news release.

“Built in 1923, the shingled Hall is the centerpiece of the tight-knit coastal fishing village,” said the release. “Now, a century later, its schedule has been packed with lively events geared toward recognition of this local landmark’s anniversary. Dozens of residents and visitors have joined the celebrations . . . and they are not over yet.”

The organization’s Annual Meeting, when officers will be elected for the coming year, will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 10 a.m., with a coffee hour to follow. Yet several previous events have marked this banner year.

Launching the year’s festivities in March was a gala 102nd birthday party for Edgar Post, “still going strong as the aptly named holder of the town’s Boston Post Cane,”  said the Association.

Subsequent events, spearheaded by Association President Peggy Williamson, aided by a nine-person board of directors, ranged from a Spring Solstice potluck supper and a Summer ice-cream social to Bob and Susan Baines sharing stories about their kelp-farming business after a well-attended potluck supper.

The year’s highlight, on July 15, was an old-fashioned country dance accompanied by the versatile musicians of T’Acadie, commemorating the original such events held in the Hall. (Some of the oldest village residents still break into broad grins when reminiscing about those dances.)

Still to come, Monday, October 9, at 6 p.m., Centennial activities will wrap up with an Autumn potluck supper and a program on oyster farming, presented by Krista Tripp of Aphrodite Oysters.

For more information about the Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association, or to purchase Community Hall merchandise (Centennial tote bags and hats, a cookbook, and a poetry book), please contact Peggy Williamson at 594-5961.