Women’s golf tournament aids Good Samaritan

Posted May 20, 2009, at 10:07 p.m.

Our Bangor Daily News team is registered, ready to tee off and hoping for a full field for the Good Samaritan Agency ninth annual Women’s Golf Tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Shelly Sund, Linda Hayes, Tonya Pickering and yours truly are proud to represent the BDN in this nine-hole, fun-filled, women-only event for one terrific cause, the Good Samaritan Agency of Bangor that provides services for single parents.

Founded in 1902, today Good Sam’s offerings include alternative education and child care programs in addition to adoption services, and organizers are proud to report all tournament proceeds directly benefit the women and children receiving these services.

We hope as many women as possible will register for this four-woman scramble in which you have the opportunity to take part in several contests and, after golf, enjoy a delicious social hour and step up to accept awards and prizes.

The cost is just $50 per golfer, and you can make your reservations by calling 942-7211.

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Congratulations to everyone associated with Women, Work & Community which is honoring its statewide champions during WWC’s 30th anniversary celebration today in Augusta.

WWC has named as “champions of women and communities” Lu Baucer, CPA, of The Balancing Act; Kathy Dexter of University of Maine at Augusta; Meredith Jones of the Maine Community Foundation; Mary McPherson, former Advisory Council chairwoman; Candace Sanborn of Encompass Marketing & Design; and Florence Young, LSW, of Casey Family Services.

State legislation founded the organization in 1978 as a displaced homemakers program working “to improve the economic lives of Maine women and their families,” according to a release. The program now has 18 sites in all 16 counties.

For WWC information, visit www.womenworkandcommunity.org or call 800-442-2092.

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Breast cancer survivor Ruth Susee of Kenduskeag is holding a yard sale to raise funds for her 11th Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk in July in Boston. The sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 22, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at 113 Birch St., Bangor.

Susee, who needs to raise $2,300 to participate, wrote she has three “granddaughters, and I continue these walks because I want a cure found so they never have to deal with breast cancer.”

Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

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Charlene Holyoke reports Bangor Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street.

Perennials and herbs from members, along with a food table and white elephant table, will be offered.

Proceeds support BGC civic plantings at the Bangor Public Library, Hose 5 Fire Museum, the Dorothea Dix Circle of Senses garden, and a University of Maine scholarship.

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Lucille Cardin wrote that proceeds from a plant, food and yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St., will benefit the parking lot construction fund.

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The 14th annual Island Quilters Quilt Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Somesville Fire Station.

“We always make a pro bono quilt,” Mary Vekasi wrote of a quilt made this year for Island Connections of Mount Desert Island.

While supplies last, with your $3 admission you will receive a handmade, quilted potholder.

The show features quilts, wall hangings, vintage quilts and more.

For information, call president Laura Shelby at 244-0546.

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Nancy Herr reports the Ruggles House Society Plant Sale is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at the historic facility, 146 Main St., Columbia Falls.

Society members and others have donated perennials, annual seedlings and vegetable starts for this seventh annual fundraiser.

Plant donations can be made the day of the sale or by calling Ellen Tenen at 546-7903.

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Mickey Sirota of the Pine Tree chapter of the American Red Cross e-mailed that John Bapst Memorial High School “economics class students are combining business learning with community service” when they hold a concert 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, on the Bangor Waterfront.

Tickets at the concert are $10, and proceeds benefit the local disaster relief fund of the Pine Tree chapter of the Red Cross.

Sirota wrote “five outstanding local bands will participate, including The Bay State, Autopirate, Sam and Yuri, Mykayla Shaw and The Exclusive.”

“Organizers of the event are Danny Michaud and Matt Ryan.”

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

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