1915 – Mary Loines – Bolton Improvement Association

  • 1915 – article – Troy Times – Bolton Improvement Association

Bolton’s Boosters

…the Huddle far up on the hills to Edgecomb Pond and North Bolton. Little children of seven and eight years, as well as the older ones, have toiled over their little plots most conscientiously. Two girls have the highest marks for plots free from weeds. The North Bolton school district again has been awarded the prize for the best average of gardens and therefore will keep the silver cup won last year. The fine display of the children’s vegetables at the flower show was one of the best features of the exhibition.

A noticeable improvement along our highroad is that the offensive dump of last year has been made beautiful by a fine growth of squash vines.

A condition of the highroad that does not improve is that of Finkle Hill and northwards, with its bumps, hollows and inequalities.

Two lectures were arranged for the association during the spring and summer at the Navaho Theater. The first, on May 26, was by Miss Lona Minns, instructor at Cornell, on “Gardens and Gardening,” with many fine slides. There was a large attendance and the lecture was of much value to the prospective gardeners, with its many suggestions for color and arrangement.

The other lecture, on July 26. Was by Dr. Tarleton H. Bean, fish horticulturalist of the State Conservation Commission, who gave his services and all expenses. Dr. Bean gave a most instructive talk, with many slides of the fish hatcheries and different varieties of fish of the state and their distribution through its lakes, showing the great increase of food thereby provided by the state. A new hatchery has been established at Warrensburg which will be the source of supply for Lake George.

In consequence of a sad accident at the lake this summer, a lung-motor has been purchased by a number of members of the association to be kept at the service of the community for use in cases of drowning or suffocating. It will be kept at the central telephone office for use in emergencies.

The greatest need of the Bolton Association now is for a larger membership of the all-year-round people. With the increasing expenses for cash prizes, etc., the yearly dues do not meet the demand and a reserve is drawn upon each year. It is therefore urged that each member bring in a new member for the coming year.

Mrs. Mary H. Loines