SURRY — The Surry Historical Society will present its annual “Local Yokels” illustrated talk 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Old Town Hall, 1217 Surry Road.
Presenters will relate little-known and astounding stories about the uncommon characters (and unusual animals) that once upon a time walked (or stalked) Surry neighborhoods.
Free admission and refreshments. For more information, call 207-667-4877 or surryhistoricalsociety.com.
NOTE: Featured stories include:
-George and Martha, the goats who walked to town each day to share a candy bar at Forrest Carter’s store
-The denizens of Camp 50, the legendary hunting shack tucked away in the North Bend wilderness
-Frank Hill, the clam digger who rescued a downed Navy pilot from the icy waters off Newbury Neck
-Horace Young, who asserted his “constitutional right” to walk in the middle of the road
-The visiting uncle who used the Surry Road as a landing strip for his private plane
-The dancing bear who astonished local children
-The grammar school that was surreptitiously relocated in the dead of night