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Clothing sale in Jackson a plus for women

By Joni Averill

You are invited to contact representatives of the Jackson Food Pantry and sell the women’s size clothes you no longer need or use.

Cindy Ludden says the organization will hold an Only Women’s Clothing Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jackson Community Center.

The event, which will feature only plus-size clothing and accessories for women, will be a “yard sale type setup,” in which participants set up their own spaces or tables “as you like, and you collect your money,” she said.

“Each person will take care of their own sales,” and all you do is contribute $5 for table rental.

For information, or to rent a table, call Ludden at 722-3205.

“We’re trying something different this year,” Ludden wrote of the pantry’s effort to raise money for a matching grant.

“With the cost of clothing, and the way we all love to shop,” Ludden wrote, she hopes this event will be a success and, she said, through Sunday she had sold 11 tables “with just plus-size clothing. This is a large-women’s shopping bonanza!”

In addition to the clothing sale, “we will have a full kitchen available for breakfast and lunch,” and the organization will also gladly accept clothing for the food pantry’s table.

Ludden hopes you will clip and save this information, even if you don’t buy a table, and plan to attend to help support the work of the Jackson Food Pantry.

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Toni Mailloux wants to know whether you are “looking for a different kind of public supper.”

If you are, she writes, you might enjoy attending a fish chowder public supper 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High St.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12.

“Along with a great fish chowder and chicken soup,” Mailloux wrote, “there will be homemade pies for dessert.”

Proceeds benefit the church’s 200th anniversary celebration in July.

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Jeff Yerxa, manager of Shooters Bar and Grill in Lincoln, invites you to participate in a benefit pool tournament to raise money for the Lincoln Regional Food Cupboard.

The tournament will begin at noon Sunday, Jan. 18, at Shooters in Lincoln. The entry fee is $15.

Yerxa said the tournament “is a race to three double-elimination and partners will be chosen at random.” It includes an auction, at 1 p.m., featuring items donated by area business owners.

Baked goods will be on sale, and two door prizes will be awarded.

Donations for the auction are being accepted, and contributors can drop them off at Shooters or call 794-8585 after 11 a.m.

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Kathryn Mekelburg says that St. Croix Valley International Garden Club will have a planning meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Robbinston Historical Society.

You are asked to “bring a sandwich and your ideas for 2009. Desserts and beverages will be provided,” she wrote.

The snow date is Jan. 28. More information is available by calling Mekelburg at 454-0654.

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Blythe Edwards, bereavement coordinator for Beacon Hospice in Bangor, says it is offering a free bereavement support program, Harbors of Hope, which is open to the community.

The afternoon discussion group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Beacon Hospice, Suite 3A, 304 Hancock St., Bangor.

To register, or learn more about this offering, call Edwards at 942-2920.

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As Literacy Volunteers of Bangor celebrates 40 years of service, providing free one-on-one tutoring services to adults in the Bangor area, it is making plans for its 40th anniversary and annual recognition night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Husson University in Bangor.

As part of this celebration, Executive Director Mary Marin Lyon reports, the organization is “calling our alumni: All former students, tutors, volunteers and leaders … to join us in celebrating our Ruby Anniversary year.”

“We want to hear your stories and memories about your involvement with the organization,” she wrote.

“We are also calling all former members of Church Women United, the group that sponsored our founders, Agnes Beckwith and Sister Mary Begnigna, in receiving their training.

“The foundation of our current and future opportunities is a result of your commitment to the organization,” she stressed. “We are looking forward to hearing from you.”

She requests anyone formerly associated with the organization to call the Literacy Volunteers Bangor office at 947-8451 or e-mail

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

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