Pownal News


Office hours

The Town Office, at Mallett Hall, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 and closed Friday.

The Board of Selectmen will meet this summer on Monday, July 18; Monday, Aug. 1; Monday Aug. 15; Monday, Aug. 29. All meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held at Mallett Hall in the Dewitt Meeting Room.

Music night
Fuego Diablo will host its next Open Mic Music Night on Saturday, July 9, at 52 Loring Lane in Pownal. Musicians, singers, storytellers, poets and entertainers of all ages and abilities are invited to take the stage at this acoustic venue. Performers requiring gear should bring their own. A signup sheet is available and impromptu collaborations are always welcome. Attendees should bring their own seating, as the event will be held outside.

Creative world cuisine, including gluten-free and vegetarian friendly, will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Music begins promptly at 6:30. The event is free and open to the public. In the event of wet conditions, the evening will be canceled. Visit Fuego Diablo’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal, for show updates and photos and videos of past music nights.

Special library programs
The Pownal Elementary School Library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon, through July 28. A family storytime is at 9:30. All are welcome. For more information, contact Patti Francis at francisp@rsu5.org or 688-4832.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School has returned to the North Pownal United Methodist Church, running July 25-28, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Ray St. Pierre at 688-4938 or visit www.northpownalUMC.org.

Church supper schedule
First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9 in Pownal, will be having four church suppers this year: July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.

The menu includes baked beans and spaghetti. Seating is at 5 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 and $4 for children 5-12. Children under 5 are free. To reserve tickets call Lois at 688-4433

Food pantry
The North Pownal United Methodist Church Food Pantry on 851 Lawrence Road is now open every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The pantry never knows from week to week what it will be getting. Fellowship, coffee and snacks are served before food distribution. The pantry helps those in need and welcomes everyone. Donations are appreciated. The church office number is 688-4938.

Men’s breakfast
First Parish Church of Pownal hosts a Men’s Breakfast the first Saturday of each month, at 7:30 a.m., at the church, open to any men who want to come, regardless of affiliation. The Rev. John Wentworth leads the discussions.

Church services
Prayer, Praise and Worship, with the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre, is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. For more information, call St. Pierre at 837-0682 or Kim Drew, church secretary, at 837-2938.

North Pownal United Methodist Church worship service is Sunday at 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 10:30 a.m. St. Pierre’s hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays by appointment only at 688-4938. The website is www.northpownalumc.org for more information. The website also contains St. Pierre’s email link. Weekly sermons are on the website, as well.

The First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9, worship service is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is 11 a.m.-noon. Bible Study meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Choir has started and anyone wishing to join is welcome to come to rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. John Wentworth, 688-4846, or email jwent16@hotmail.com.