May 27, 2018
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Dance sock-hop to help Old Town girl fight diabetes

By Joni Averill

Regular readers will recall our stories of the difficulties facing 4-year-old Phebe Guido, the daughter of John and Gia Guido of Old Town who recently underwent a lower-leg amputation because of a sudden onset of Type 1 diabetes.

Phebe, her parents and three siblings have a tough road ahead, and people are doing all they can to help the family through this difficult time.

Mike Dow of the KISS 94.5 FM “Mike and Mike Show” invites you to an oldies dance-sock hop from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Old Town Knights of Columbus Hall on Gilman Falls Avenue.

Admission is just $3 per person, and a licensed bar will be available, Dow wrote of the benefit for which he will provide the music.

The dance features “great songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s” Dow added, reminding you all proceeds benefit the Guido family.


Jackie Frisk invites you to the Hampden Children’s Fair Giant Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 15, in the Hampden Academy gymnasium.

Featuring 40 tables of children’s equipment, toys and clothing, the sale is sponsored by the Hampden United Methodist Church Jubilation Ringers.


My colleague Andy Constantine asked me to let readers know the Anah Shriners and Anah Shrine Clubs free Hospital Screening Clinics for children under age 18 with orthopedic problems are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at six locations.

The clinic in Aroostook County will be at Horizon Orthopedic Sports and Medical Center, Suite 9, Millennium Office Building, 140 Academy St., Presque Isle.

The Penobscot County clinic will be at Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main St., Bangor; and the Piscataquis County clinic at Mayo Orthopedics, 45 Dwelley St., Dover-Foxcroft.

The two Washington County clinics will be at Machias Medical Association on Route 1 in Machias and at Calais Regional Hospital; and the Waldo County clinic at Waldo County General Hospital on Northport Avenue in Belfast.

Parents and guardians must provide a birth certificate, immunization record, divorce decree, adoption papers and custody and-or guardianship orders.

Shriners Hospitals treat problems ranging from clubfoot to scoliosis and burn problems.

For more information, call the Anah Shrine at 942-2254.


Charlene Rich invites you to a Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Columbia Street Baptist Church in Bangor.

Among the participating organizations, Rich said, will be Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Manna Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, Spruce Run Agency, Gideon’s, Child Evangelism Fellowship, First Step Pregnancy Resource Center, Ronald MacDonald House, Hospital Chaplaincy, WomenHeart, Kings Daughters Home, China Lake Camps, 4-H and home-school groups.


Louise Jolliffe reports the Orono Public Library annual Pixie Ball is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Keith Anderson Community House.

Tickets, at the door or the library are $3, and everyone is welcome.

You are encouraged to “come dressed as a magical woodland creature for an enchanting afternoon of food, crafts and dancing,” Jolliffe wrote.


Reservations are required to attend the second annual Girls and Dolls Tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Hampden Congregational Church on Main Road.

The cost is $10. Call Sue Glidden, 866-7781, or e-mail to check on space availability.

Crafts, displays and light refreshments will be served by the sponsoring Maine-ly Dolls Club.


A benefit supper is being held for Lance Leffel at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Mariaville Grange.

The benefit includes a raffle and music, Beth Lambert wrote of this event in honor and support of Leffel, whom Lambert describes as “a much-loved community member and founding member of the What’s For Suppa? Food Pantry, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.”

Admission is by donation.


WLBZ personalities Chris Facchini and Jackie Ward host the Kentucky Derby-themed 17th annual Union Trust Fundraiser to benefit Maine Coast Memorial Hospital of Ellsworth’s Breast Clinic and Mammogram Scholarship Program.

The event is 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Maine Coast Mall, 225 High St., Ellsworth, according to the event release.

Cuisine by local chefs and music by Blue Northern Band and the Tony Boffa Band are all part of the fun along with a “Kentucky Derby” hat parade and “window betting” for a game dubbed “manes and tails.”

Of the $85 ticket price, $66.50 is tax-deductible.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 664-5337 or at

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

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