Hancock club to hold post-parade reception

Posted May 23, 2010, at 6:37 p.m.

Everyone can probably agree there is something special about living in a small town, and a letter from Hancock Woman’s Club president Jackie Nicholson just confirms that belief, for me at least.

Nicholson wrote to inform residents and readers that the Hancock Woman’s Club will hold a Memorial Day parade reception after the parade, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, in the community sharing its county name.

Once the parade has ended, club members will serve refreshments “free of charge, in the Community Center,” which the club maintains on Route 1, Nicholson wrote, adding that Eunice Phillips is head of the refreshments committee.

“Everyone who watches or participates in the parade is cordially invited,” Nicholson added.

She noted that “last year, the club hosted a post-parade reception, and attendees thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with neighbors and community over brunch-type goodies,” and now “they expect this to become an annual tradition.”

Anyone who wants more information about this event, or the club, can call Nicholson at 422-6852 or Phillips at 422-6214.

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John Wedin of the Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association of Bangor wrote to remind readers that organization is conducting its annual fundraising project, which he describes as “a flower sale, so to speak.”

For a donation in any amount, chapter members will “give the donor a beautiful carnation,” Wedin wrote of the “sale” which takes place during regular business hours on the following days at the following sites.

You can support this veterans organization by making a donation Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at Marden’s in Ellsworth and at Sam’s Club and Shaw’s Supermarket in Bangor, Wedin wrote.

This “flower sale” also will take place Thursday, May 27, Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, at Paradis Supermarket in Brewer.

Wedin added that chapter members are “most grateful to these community-minded” businesses, “and we promise not to be in your way” at the store exits.

“We hope to see you to celebrate an early summer with a flower,” he added.

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Proceeds from a Bag Ali Co. handbag sale will benefit Waldo County General Hospital Aid, reports Sandra Gordon of Waldo County Healthcare.

The sale is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the WCGH Education Center at 118 Northport Ave., Belfast.

Credit cards and checks will be accepted, and more information is available by calling 930-6739.

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Dr. Robert Causey invites you to a salsa dance beginning with lessons at 7 p.m. and the dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road, Orono.

The event benefits the University of Maine Equine Program and the UMaine Dressage Club.

Admission is $10 for an evening that includes lessons with a dance instructor for those who don’t know the salsa and those who already love it but want to learn more.

For more information, call Dr. Causey at 581-2782.

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Golfers are being sought to participate in the second annual Bobbie Mareck Memorial Scramble beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Rocky Knoll Country Club on River Road in Orrington.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation three-day walk in Boston for breast cancer research, reports organizer Benny Veenhof of Orrington.

Veenhof wrote the golf tournament is in honor of his fiancee’s mother, “who passed away a few years ago.”

The cost is $200 per team and covers 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch along with a raffle and prizes.

To make your reservations call Veenhof at 949-7381 or e-mail bennyv@roadrunner.com.

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

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