June 26, 2019
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Church needs help getting items to Iraqi kids

Here is an interesting request I hope someone can fulfill.

Eldora Carter of Easton is president of the Easton United Methodist Women whom, she wrote “have collected two boxes of both shoes and stuffed toys, with plans to send them to a Marine stationed at a hospital in Iraq.”

However, Carter continued, that serviceman “now has been deployed out into the field.

“The contact soldier we had, who was connected to an orphanage and hospitals, has since come back to the States, and we are happy about that.”

But the women are now “searching for an address” for a member of the military “who might be willing to distribute these items to those children most in need.”

If you can help these women find a way to get their collected items to those in need, in Iraq, please write Carter at P.O. Box 134, Easton 04740.

Karen Cashman of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems reminds readers the Bangor Region Influenza Coalition will offer public seasonal flu and pneumococcal shot clinics from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bangor Civic Center.

A program of Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center, the shots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, ranging in price from $25 to $40.

Cash, checks and Medicare Part B are accepted, and reimbursement receipts provided.

Sponsored by the city of Bangor and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more information is available by calling 973-5551 or 992-4550.

For more information about influenza, Cashman suggests you visit www.cdc.gov.

Ella Waitt invites anyone who is interested to attend the Bangor Nature Club annual fall luncheon at noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at North Brewer-Eddington Methodist Church on Route 9.

The cost is $10, and reservations are requested for the meeting to be conducted by President Mary Metcalf.

“New members are always welcome,” Waitt said.

For reservations, call Ruth Barker at 942-5977.

Sandy LaVersa of Curves of Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Newport and Old Town has announced that business is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

New members joining these clubs between today and Saturday, Oct. 20, pay only $25 for the service fee if they bring in a minimum $25 donation for the ACS or show proof of a current mammogram.

Members making a minimum $5 donation to the ACS receive a certificate to be hung in the club in honor or memory of a loved one, and each $5 donor becomes eligible for a prize drawing at the end of October.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this fundraiser, or seeking more information, can do so at any of the following Curves locations or by calling the businesses at 1179 outer Hammond St., Bangor, 947-0000; 153 State St., Brewer, 989-3733; 83 Main Road North, Hampden, 862-6746; Triangle Plaza, Newport, 368-2589 or 429 Stillwater Ave., Old Town, 827-7200.

Donna Theall e-mailed to request you “save the date” for the Lamoine Baptist Church second annual dessert theater.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Lamoine Grange.

The production features “The Red Lamp,” by Hilliard Booth, and “Hyacinth Halvey” by Lady Gregory, which Theall describes as “early 1900 farces.”

Half the proceeds benefit a local mission, and half will benefit LifeFlight of Maine.

Because seating is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Call Debbie Swanberg at 677-9949, to obtain yours.

Sandy Phippen, president of The Historical Society of the town of Hancock, invites you to hear Lois Crabtree Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hancock Community Center.

Phippen wrote that Johnson, the Society’s curator, will discuss “Genealogy, Gospel and Gossip: Stories of an Early Maine Church,” at this event that includes the HHS annual meeting.

“The program is free and open to the public,” Phippen added.

For more information, write HHS, P.O. Box 212, Hancock 04640.

Heidi Bowden e-mailed the third Maine Autism Resource Fair is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Augusta Civic Center.

The free event is for “parents, families, caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and interested individuals,” Bowden wrote of the fair featuring exhibitors and workshops.

For more information, call her at 626-3042 or visit www.maeproject.org.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; 990-8288.


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