Fundraiser set for former Brewer High athlete

Posted July 24, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 11:56 p.m.

Friends and family are planning a Benefit Fundraiser for Bruce Thibodeau, 58, of Parsonsfield, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment as he fights cancer a second time.

Thibodeau is a 1969 Brewer High School graduate, and it is hoped many of his old friends and former football teammates will be able to attend the event and share memories of those good times with him.

Ben Dresser e-mailed that he and the Beecher Boys and Girls Hillbilly Band and Cloggers will be part of the event planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the East Orrington Congregational Church.

The benefit will be an evening of fellowship and celebration of Thibodeau’ s life, and will feature various raffle items and refreshments after the performance by these delightful, local entertainers.

Admission is by donation.

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Laurie McKinnis and Nancy Campbell remind fellow alumni that the East Corinth Academy-Central High School Annual Alumni Banquet begins with “visiting time” at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Corinth United Methodist Church.

The cost for the meal is $8, but members of the Class of 1958 will be admitted free.

For more information, e-mail McKinnis at laurieann39@yahoo.com, or call Campbell at 285-3662.

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Judy Folsom wants to make sure everyone knows the Piscataquis River Festival begins with breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Guilford United Methodist Church, and ends with a street dance, that evening.

During the day, mainly at the town’ s recreation field, you will enjoy a variety of musical performances, plus the Ms. River Festival Pageant at noon.

Folsom hopes you stop by the Guilford Library Book Sale, the Open House at Guilford Historical Society and enjoy an antique car cruise-in, an archery demonstration, children’ s games and much, much more.

For more information about this fun, summertime event, call 876-3407.

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Upper Union River Historical Society president Connee Jellison of Bar Harbor, and society members, invite you to its annual Open House at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Amherst town hall.

After a potluck luncheon, Jellison will conduct a brief business meeting. The program will offer attendees an “opportunity to seek help with their project, to ask questions concerning information they seek on a particular family or to share what materials they have added this year,” Jellison wrote.

You also can see the UURHS collection of more than 26 years, and you are asked “to bring books to donate” for children who attend Airline School.

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Ron Grant of Hudson invites you to attend the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Motorized Firefighting Apparatus in America show at the Bangor State Fair.

Gates open at noon Sunday, July 27, for this event at the end of the midway.

Anyone wishing to bring “a piece of apparatus is welcome,” Grant said. For more information, call him at 884-8742.

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Two casts of more than 50 people from Old Town to Blue Hill, ages 3-68, appear in performances of the Bucksport Community Theater and Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society’ s production of “The Sound of Music.”

The show features 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 27, and Aug. 3, and evening performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bucksport Middle School, reports artistic director Sandi Blanchette of Orland, who is working with musical director Mark Neslusan.

Tickets are available at BookStacks, 71 Main St., Bucksport, or by calling 469-8992 or 888-295-0123.

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Gaynor Reynolds invites you to enjoy Six Basin Street, the All-Women Dixieland Band, at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Ecotat Gardens at the intersection of Route 2 and Annis Road in Hermon.

Bring your own chair, and remember the rain date is the same time Aug. 10.

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The free, third annual Summer Evening Musicale, with young artists from Kneisel Hall, is 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, at All Souls Church, 10 Broadway in Bangor, reports church music director Kay Byther Eames.

This piano and string event is being sponsored by Congregational Beth Israel, the Arlan A. Baillie Performance Series of All Souls Church and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, call 843-6802.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center advises readers free blood pressure screenings are being offered 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, at the Bangor Y on Hammond Street.

For more information, call Alyssa Hanson, EMMC Worksite Wellness Coordinator, 973-7089.

Joni Averill

, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 javerill@bangordailynews.net,&nbsp990-8288.

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