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Hermon school groups selling wreaths for veterans

By Joni Averill

The deadline is Friday, Dec. 4, to purchase wreaths from members of Hermon High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and Hermon High School Key Club.

HHS faculty member Chris Greene e-mailed that the clubs “have joined with Pottle Transportation in their efforts to lay Christmas wreaths on every veteran’s grave across America” as these young people participate in the Worcester Wreath Co. Wreaths Across America project.

The wreaths are $15 each and can be purchased by calling the high school at 848-4000 and dialing 1139 for the JROTC extension or 1103 for the Key Club extension.

Checks may be made payable to HHS JROTC or HHS Key Club.

The wreaths may be picked up at the holiday ceremonial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Veterans Memorial at Hermon Elementary School, or between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at HHS JROTC, Room 139.

Greene wrote that “wreaths may be purchased for a specific loved one or for any veteran,” and club members “thank you for your support.”


Executive Director Patricia Murphy of Eastern Maine AIDS Network reminds readers today is World AIDS Day, and there are a number of “regional and statewide events” to raise awareness for this “day of support, remembrance and reflection.”

Panels of the AIDS Quilt and 1,300 individualized postcards, representing one person in Maine living with HIV-AIDS, will be displayed 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Maine State House Hall of Flags in Augusta.

Panels of the AIDS Quilt will be displayed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Union at the University of Maine in Orono.

A discussion and debriefing of the Medication for Change project begins at 5 p.m. in the Student Union’s Totman Room at UMaine and will be followed by a candlelight vigil on the mall.

Panels of AIDS Quilt will be displayed at 7 p.m. at Old Town Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave.

For information, visit www.maineaidsnetwork.com or call 877-990-3626.


Suzanne Miller reports the next Quarry Hill Adventures in Living Well program, for adults 55 and older, is 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Quarry Hill in Camden, and features the work of professional Maine nature photographer Tom Szelog.

Admission is free and includes light refreshments. You may register by calling Quarry Hill at 230-6114.

Miller notes if the weather is bad, the event will be canceled “if Camden public schools close.”


Ardene Scroggy of The Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield is seeking people to crochet “catnip balls” that are 2¼ inches in diameter.

The finished product, Scroggy explained, contains a “small amount of catnip wrapped in a piece of nylon stocking or pantyhose … that is tied so the catnip can’t get out.”

Anyone interested in this project may call her at 374-2801 or e-mail ajscroggy@myfairpoint.net, and she will mail instructions and project contents.

The hope is that many of these items will be available for The Ark’s December holiday sale “to raise money for our shelter,” Scroggy wrote, but “we will also accept them, after that time, because we can sell them year-round.”


From the mid ’40s to the early ’70s, “Mrs. Clukey’s Nursery School provided happy memories and funny stories for many Bangor area youngsters,” wrote my friends Bob and Fran Clukey of his mother, Leona Clukey.

That is why, they said, “the family of Leona Clukey is hoping some of the stories and memories can be told in cards and letters sent to her for her 95th birthday,” which is Thursday, Dec. 10.

You can send your greetings and remembrances to Leona Clukey, Maine Veterans Home, C-20, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor 04401.

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