Noteworthy News for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

Posted Dec. 06, 2011, at 12:03 p.m.

Peter Drum, president of the Lincoln County Bar Association, presented a $3,000 check from the association to the Lincoln County Historical Association at its annual membership meeting on Nov. 19 in Wiscasset. The funds will be used to help ongoing renovation of the 250-year-old Pownalborough Courthouse in Dresden.

Volunteer gardeners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Harvest for Hunger gardening program donated more than 140 tons of produce to charity, reported Extension educator and program coordinator Barbara Murphy of the South Paris Oxford County office. Nearly 500 volunteer gardeners in nearly a dozen counties donated produce to 114 food pantries, shelters or charitable organizations around the state. The number of participants more than doubled from 200 in 2010 and the number of organizations benefiting from the program more than tripled, from 45 last year, Murphy said. For information, call Murphy at 743-6329 or 800-287-1482.

For the past few years, Bangor Christian Schools has supported Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of the Samaritan’s Purse. Students filled shoe boxes with small toys, personal health materials and other items for children in living desperate situations around the world. After a collection period of three weeks, Mrs. Carson’s second-grade class delivered 300 Christmas shoe boxes to a drop-off site in Bangor. The boxes will be sent to a distribution center in North Carolina, then shipped to children in more than 140 countries.

The American Lung Association Maine Golf Privilege Card offers special discounts at more than 135 participating golf courses throughout Maine, New Hampshire and the Canadian Maritimes. Cardholders are eligible for discounts all season long at participating golf courses, driving ranges and indoor golf centers. Proceeds from the sale of the cards benefit the American Lung Association of New England and the Fight for Air. For information, contact Kristen Soule at 624-0306 or ksoule@lungne.org, or visit ungne.org/golf.

The annual Kiwanis Club of Rockland Christmas Tree sale has begun at Maverick Street Plaza in Rockland. Volunteers will staff the sales lot at 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and continue under the lights each night. The sale will benefit the Kiwanis Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors and for funding other special programs. The club has been selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser since the 1950s.

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