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Orland firefighters supper to help out family

By Joni Averill

Members of the Orland Fire Department are sponsoring a benefit spaghetti and meatball supper for 10-month-old Cameron Sukeforth from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Duffy’s Restaurant in Orland.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children younger than 12, $20 for families of four or more.

The meal includes salad, rolls and dessert.

Fire Department member Kathie Conary reports that Cameron is the son of David and Angel Sukeforth of Bucksport, who are “both members of our department.”

Cameron “has an unknown medical problem” that is incurring “large medical bills,” Conary said, “so to try to help out” their fellow firefighters and young son, the department is holding this event.

The benefit also includes a 50-50 raffle, with the prize to be drawn April 7, and the hosts will take pre-dinner orders “for seniors and shut-ins” who call 469-6511 and leave a message, Conary wrote.


Susan Gallo of Maine Audubon reports the organization needs volunteers “to document the songs and locations of different frog species,” and that the “earliest typical window for frogs to start calling is the last week of March.”

If you would like to participate in this “citizen-science” volunteer project, call Gallo at 781-2330, ext. 216, e-mail sgallo@maineaudubon.org or visit www.maineaudubon.org.


Toni Mailloux reports First Baptist Church of Belfast is holding its third free soup and movie night beginning with a social time at 4 p.m., supper “of various soups and breads” at 5 p.m. and the movie at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the church, 95 High St.

Everyone is invited “to come, enjoy a hot meal, good conversation and warm surroundings,” Mailloux wrote.


Messiah Baptist Church music director Dick Avery invites you to an Easter cantata when the church choir presents “I Know My Redeemer Lives” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the church, 985 Union St., Bangor.

There is no admission, but a free will offering will be taken.

For information, call 947-7950.


Texas Roadhouse will hold a fundraiser night, Buy Tunes for the Troops, 4-9 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the restaurant, 504 Stillwater Ave., Bangor, according to information provided by Rachel Gordon.

During that fundraiser, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of food sales toward the purchase of iTunes cards, “which, along with a bag full of other fun items, will be given to our military troops,” according to the release.

To participate, guests must present an event flier, available at the restaurant.

Also, now through Monday, April 5, patrons can donate iTunes cards of any denomination or make a monetary contribution to help purchase additional cards.

Anyone who donates either a $10 iTunes card or $10 will receive a free appetizer card and a free game of bowling or pool, compliments of Sports Arena in Bangor.

For more information, call Gordon at 717-0220.


Karen Botta reports Next Generation Theatre will hold a benefit concert for H.O.M.E. of Orland from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the theater, 39 Central St., Brewer.

Tickets are $5 at the door, and the featured bands are Mudseason, Slow Blind Tone and Sweet Terror.

For more information, call Botta at 469-7961 or visit http://www.homecoop.net/.

If you do visit that Web site, you will find the notation “you must be legal drinking age” to attend this event.


Rolf Staples reports that the Bangor Grange will hold a talent show on April 17, and auditions are now open.

Auditions will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. both Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 8, at the Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Bangor.

The show will be under the direction of Pam Martin, and more information is available by calling Staples at 973-3976.


Bob Cottrell, minister of music at First Congregational Church of Brewer, wrote that its Adult Voice Choir is inviting people in the Brewer area to join in singing “Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with us” during its morning worship service on April 25.

To participate, you must contact him before Wednesday, March 31, to “receive rehearsal information,” Cottrell wrote.

“We’re a volunteer, multi-generational … choir of a dozen voices, and need more singers to join us, especially two to three sopranos, along with altos, tenors and basses,” he wrote.

To contact Cottrell and join the choir for this event, e-mail cottrell.bob@gmail.com.

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

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