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Bangor Grange to host Farmers’ Fair, talent show

By Joni Averill

The Bangor Grange will hold two events that Rolf Staples hopes will be attractive to our readers.

The first is a Farmers’ Fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor.

There is no admission fee for this fair, which features the offerings of local farmers and producers. Representatives of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension also will participate, Staples wrote.

The fair will offer exhibits and demonstrations, and Staples believes “this will be a great opportunity for the public to learn about the availability of local farm produce.”

Grange members will have refreshments for sale, and more information is available by calling Staples at 973-3976.

The second event is a talent show at 7 p.m. that evening at the Grange hall.

Admission is $7, and the show will feature local contestants who auditioned for the performance under the direction of Pam Martin.


A benefit spaghetti supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the American Legion Hall on West Main Street in Milo.

Proceeds from the event benefit the family of Milo Elementary School pupil Allison Lary, who has leukemia, Jeannette Hughes wrote of the daughter of Gordan and Jen Lary.

Admission is by donation for the benefit whose host is the American Legion Auxiliary.


Aunt Nellie’s Attic, sponsored by Hammond Street Senior Center, is now open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at 223 Main Road, Holden.

Proceeds from sales help support programs and classes of Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor.

For information or to make a donation, call Aunt Nellie’s at 989-3631 or the center at 262-5532.

If you’d like pie by the slice, you can get it between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today at the center, 2 Hammond St.

Various pies made by senior center members are $2 a slice, plus $1 for ice cream, and you can purchase a cookbook for $8.50.


Jon Falk of Power in Community Alliances invites you to hear journalist and photographer David Bacon address “Immigration, Trade and Community,” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 154 Park St., Bangor.

An author, who spent 20 years as a union organizer, Bacon’s talk is free and open to the public.


Toni Mailloux reports First Baptist Church of Belfast is hosting a public chowder and soup supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the church, 95 High St.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12, and proceeds benefit the church’s Sunday School program.


Radio personality Bill DaButler reports the Christmas for Families 2010 Country Music Show and yard sale “officially kicks off the yard sale season” with doors opening at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 18, at the American Legion Hall in Trenton.

Admission is by donation, DaButler wrote, and the event also includes a “mini auction, a 50-50 raffle and a Nintendo Wii raffle.”

Among the musicians participating in this fundraiser will be Anne Brown with “Doc” Morrill, Mainely Country, Gary Mitchell, Bob Elston, and Lisa, “Pard” and Katie Higgins, known as The Higgins Family.

“Last year, Christmas for Families raised enough money to help 131 needy families with 237 children in Hancock County,” DaButler wrote in appealing for your help either by attending or donating.

“It’s tax-deductible and will help us help kids and families at Christmas,” he added.

Checks can be made payable to American Legion Post 207, with Christmas for Families on the memo line, and mailed to American Legion, P.O. Box 8076, Ellsworth 04605.


Georgine Butman of Greenville Junction wrote to let young readers know that Becca’s Closet, a nonprofit organization with three chapters in Maine, has given more than “10,000 special event dresses since 2004,” and that it has many more to give.

“We receive donated gowns from all over the world, including makeup” from New York City, “and accessories,” Butman wrote.

“If any young lady is looking for a prom dress, bridesmaid dresses, or a special event dress,” she can receive more information by e-mailing

In a previous column, I informed readers that Becca’s Closet “was founded to honor the memory of 16-year-old Florida teenager, Rebecca Kirtman, who died in a 2003 car accident,” and that “the organization provides free gowns and accessories for those unable to afford them.”

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

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