Fundraisers to benefit Pirate Rec scholarships

Posted March 16, 2009, at 7:29 p.m.

From Rory Schmand comes news about two fundraisers for Pirate Rec, the organization working to send 33 Piscataquis County girls to the Next Level Basketball Camp this summer in Waterville.

The Pirate Rec breakfast is 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Michael’s Village Restaurant in Sangerville.

Pirate Rec participants “will be serving and waiting on tables,” Schmand wrote, and “added gratuities/tips will be donated to the Pirate Rec Scholarship Fund.”

For more information, or to have your child volunteer, call Schmand at 876-4025.

Next is the Pirate Rec First Annual Coed One-Pitch Snow-Softball Tournament that day at the Piscataquis Community High School campus in Guilford.

The team registration is $125, and proceeds will benefit the Pirate Rec Scholarship Fund.

If you want to participate, call Peter Martell at 876-4005.

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Toni Mailloux reports First Baptist Church of Belfast will hold a public turkey supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the church, 95 High St.

The cost of the meal, which includes homemade pies for dessert, is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and proceeds will benefit “the church’s 200th anniversary celebration in July,” Mailloux wrote.

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Bobbie Dumond of Bangor e-mailed representatives of the nonprofit organization Comforting Blankets, which collects blankets for cancer patients in our area, will staff a booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Bangor Mall.

Volunteers will provide information about the work of their organization and your donated blankets will be most welcome.

And, Dumond wrote, for a donation, you also will be able to purchase sweets ranging from whoopie pies to chocolate chip and pumpkin cookies.

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Valdine Atwood and members of Machias Historical Society invite you to a spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Holy Name Parish Hall on Broadway in Machias.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and you will have the “opportunity to play cribbage and card games” after the meal, Atwood wrote.

The event is a benefit for the fifth annual Margaretta Days Festival, June 13, in Machias.

Atwood reminds readers Margaretta Days is “a celebration of the American Revolution Downeast” that commemorates “the 234th anniversary of the First Naval Battle of the American Revolution,” fought June 12, 1775, in Machias Bay.

Members of MHS also invite public comment and ideas “to make the Festival grow into a bigger event,” Atwood wrote.

You can direct your suggestions, ideas or comments to festival chairman Carlene Holmes at 255-3433 or 263-5886 or e-mail her at carlenemholmes@yahoo.com.

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The second annual Alternative Spring Break Art Auction, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant in Brewer.

The event will help raise funds for an endowment to help with expenses for students at the University of Maine in Orono who will spend spring break volunteering at humanitarian aid sites in Texas, Utah, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia and Peru, according to a university release.

Audra Grady, assistant director for Student Engagement and the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, reports a silent auction precedes the live auction; at least 36 pieces of fine art, by artists from Maine to California, will be up for bid; and the event will feature the music of Brian Cattell.

If you prefer, you can reserve a space by calling Grady at 581-4194. The suggested donation is $25 for individuals, $45 for couples.

The silent auction, according to the release, was created by the student to help raise funds ASB travel expenses. Last year’s event raised more than $8,000.

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

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