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Miss Caribous to be honored at celebration

By Joni Averill

One of the highlights of the Caribou Sesquicentennial Celebration is the Queen’s Tea, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Chan Center at Cary Medical Center in Caribou.

Hosted by the Caribou Lioness Club and Beta Sigma Phi, the tea will honor the city’s former Miss Caribous and its 2009 Miss Caribou.

Advance tickets are $3 and are available at Caribou One Stop, Food Trend, Caribou Chamber of Commerce and from members of either club. Tickets at the door are $5.

Carol McElwee invites you to “help us celebrate the history and the legacy of Caribou’s Queens,” who “will also be riding in the 150th parade, which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.”

In the meantime, McElwee told me, planners have been working to locate the women who once held the title of Miss Caribou, and have found 51 of them, but the search is still on for information such as addresses and contact numbers for several more.

Among the Miss Caribou missing are Kathleen Blackstone, ’71; Lynn Martin, ’70; Barbara Foot, ’64; Ladene Everette, ’62, the unknown 1960 and 1958 titleholders; Mary Bennett, ’52; Pauline Chasse, ’51; Lora Hayden, ‘50; Norma Collins, ’49; Mickey Connett, ’48; Constance Thibodeau, ’47; Gertrude Garcelon, ’40; Elizabeth Johnson, ’38; Mariel Gallagher, ’36 and Helen Barnes, ’35.

Anyone with information about these women is asked to call McElwee at 498-8605 or e-mail cmcelwee@Maine.rr.com.


Melanie Brooks reports that Bangor Metro magazine will hold its first Brews & Blues Festival 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in Bangor’s West Market Square.

Admission is free but attendees who are 21 and older can purchase a wristband and sample brews from six categories and vote for their favorites, which will be announced in the October issue of Bangor Metro.

Participating bands include The Eric Green Party, Mike Billings Big Tyme Blues Band, The Dogs and the Mark Miller Blues Band.

Brooks added this is a rain-or-shine event.


Duffy Westcott Legion and Auxiliary 85 will hold a baked bean supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Halcyon Grange Hall in North Blue Hill.

Admission is $8.

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Legion Hall, wrote Roxie Grindle.

The bell tower has been redone by Jack Grindle and painted by Raymond McVay.

The next project is to fix the front porch.

“Come help us restore this building,” Grindle wrote in urging readers to attend this fundraiser.

For more information, call 374-5310 or 374-5091.


Grace United Methodist Church has announced it will hold an all-ages Vacation Bible School for young people, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, through Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the church, 193 Union St. in Bangor.

The program title is “Crocodile Dock: Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light,” and it features a light supper followed by crafts, Bible stories, games, music and more.

Register by calling the church office at 942-8320.


Eda Morrison reports a drawing will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, for “a beautiful Old Town Single Helix Kayak to help support local charities.”

Tickets are $2 or three for $5 and are available at HSCC, from church members or at Epic Sports in downtown Bangor, where the kayak is on display.

Among the charities that will receive support from this fundraiser are the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Spruce Run Agency, Bangor Theological Seminary and The Ecumenical Food Cupboard, “which is housed at our church,” Morrison wrote.


On behalf of the Cary Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, Kim Parent of CMC e-mailed that the Auxiliary will hold a Tour & Tea, rain or shine, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at historic homes and churches in Caribou.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the CMC Gift Shop and Monica’s Scandinavian Gift Shop, both in Caribou; at Wilder’s Jewelry in Presque Isle, and from Auxiliary members.


The University of Maine Club Hockey Team Golf Scramble begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hermon Meadow Golf Club.

The entry fee is $60 per golfer and proceeds benefit the team to fund its budget, according to the release.

To register, or receive more information, call Carey Gustanski, 444-6534, or e-mail Carey_Gustanski@umit.Maine.edu.

Current club team members include Kris Bennett, Nick Merrill, Matt Boehmer, Reid McLaughlin, Tony Raymond, James Tolan, Travis Jordan, Ian Pasquarelli, Brendon Esquibal, Dan McGovern, Zach Logan, Anthony Tocci and Dylan Michaud.

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

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