Buxton Community Notes


Planning Buxton Community 
Days 2012

Tasha Pinkham, Buxton recreation director, is already seeking more volunteers to help plan Buxton Community Days next year after a big success this year.

Despite the sweltering weather this year, fairgoers flocked to the annual event at Tory Hill. “It was really packed,” said Pinkham, who is planning an organizational meeting this fall. “We’re open to suggestions.”

She said a misting area using water supplied by a neighbor, Peter Pinkham, helped keep people cool. She said there were no police or paramedic issues at the fair.

Pinkham said Buxton and Hollis Boy Scouts picked up litter after this year’s event, nearly filling a 30-yard Dumpster. She also said Buxton Public Works personnel volunteered their time.

Those wishing to volunteer for next year’s event should contact Pinkham at 929-8381.

Save the schools group to meet

A newly formed nonprofit group hoping to save old schools in Hollis and Buxton is hosting a public meeting for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton.

Community Heritage Alliance of Southern Maine formed to save the former Hollis High School and the S.D. Hanson School in Buxton. Voters in both towns rejected Maine Administrative District 6 offers to return the former schools to the towns.

Susan Orfant Gillette is president of the group. Other officers include James Smith Jr., vice president; Joan Weeman, secretary; Meg Gardner, treasurer; and Roberta Ramsdell, member at large. Gardner and Ramsdell are Hollis residents and the others live in Buxton. Gardner said the group now has “some professional legal, financial, and real estate assistance.”

For more information, call Gillette at 642-4219.