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Greetings Brooks.

I hope that you all are ok. In case you didn’t know, there have been several cases of COVID in the community. Although vaccinated and vaccinated, my husband and I tested positive and became very ill. We still haven’t recovered after a week and continue to test positive. We’re home, but the outcome could have been very different if we hadn’t taken our precautions and gotten our shots.

It was very disheartening to hear reports that some people at Brooks continue to believe that COVID is some kind of hoax. I assure you not and encourage you to take every precaution. Many thanks to friends and neighbors who called to express their concern and asked what they could do to help. And to those who have gone above and beyond – we cherish you and are happy to live in a place like Brooks.

On Tuesday, May 3, the Rotary Unity Area Club gathered at the Brooks Volunteer Fire Department and had the pleasure of presenting their Rotary Club District Grant Plaque to the Brooks Fire Department. The plaque specifically honors Jeffrey Archer, the city’s longtime fire chief. Very well deserved. Congratulations Jeff!

Members of the Unity Area Rotary Club pose with Brooks firefighters on May 3. Standing are Benjamin Foss, Hans Albee, Jeff Archer, Keel Kemper (Rotary President-Elect), Bill Crawford, Izzy McKay (current Rotary President), Doreen Berry. , Pat Newell and Charlie Schaefer. Seated is Arlene Schaefer. Source: Facebook

In other news, we’re happy to report that last week’s meatloaf dinner raised over $800 for the purchase of a thermal imaging camera that will be used to find hotspots and forms of life. Many thanks to those who gave their support and to those who worked to make this possible – Susan Champa, Pat Donovan, Nancy Quimby, Sue Gnatek and Nancy Kragh. We’re told one of these cameras can cost around $10,000, so we really need to go out and support the fire department.

One more reminder: the Varney Ladies Spring Fling will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Varney Memorial Building starting at 9 a.m. There will be food, lots of crafts for sale, and a raffle of two beautiful quilts and 10 themed baskets. . I hope to see you there with your support of a group that gives so much back to the community. Again, if you have any questions or need more information, please contact me.

You are invited to a short official transfer of funds ceremony from the sale of our American Legion Post 183 home in Brooks. The total amount of $5,000 will be placed in an account used exclusively for the maintenance and improvement of the Veterans Memorial Park located behind Brooks City Hall. The park honors all Brooks veterans who served their country. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at the park. Hope to see you there.

Until next time… be well.

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