Weekly Community News for April 3-9, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.

Food Mobile

BREWER — The Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will distribute around 7,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce, an assortment of meats, essential non-perishable items, and breads to people in need in Brewer and Eddington from 10 a.m.-noon, April 9, at the Brewer Area Food Pantry, 222 North Main St. Parking will be in the rear lot off Betton Street. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Brewer and Eddington and the surrounding area is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Kathy Helming at 782-3554, ext. 1119 or khelming@gsfb.org.

Citizens Police Academy

BANGOR — The Bangor Police Department will hold its third Citizens’ Police Academy, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 8, at the police department, 240 Main St., Bangor.

All instructors are experienced members of law enforcement. Some topics that will be covered include patrol overview, criminal investigations, K9 demonstration, drug enforcement, crime scene investigation, special response team, bomb squad, OUI enforcement.

There is no cost to attend. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give a working knowledge of the operations of the Bangor Police Department. Participants will not be trained as police officers. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All applicants are subject to a background check. Applicants with felony convictions or a significant criminal history will not be accepted.

Any questions may be directed to Jason McAmbley, community relations officer, at 947-7384, ext. 5746 or jason.mcambley@bangormaine.gov.

Community support

BANGOR — The First, N.A., located on Exchange Street, has donated $500 to the Together Place Food Pantry and $500 to the the Salvation Army; Bangor Food Pantry. The bank donated a total of $14,000 to food pantries in all of its branch markets.

“Community support to help stock our area food pantries is essential,” said Courtney Brehaut, Bangor branch manager, in a press release. “We are grateful for the services that they provide to those in need.”

School open house

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools has scheduled an open house for students entering grades pre-kindergarten through grade 5 for the 2014-15 school year. The open house will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., April 11, in the foyer of Bangor Baptist Church.

Visiting students and parents can observe the Bible-based elementary program and participate in various classroom activities. Also included will be the weekly chapel services for the primary and upper elementary classes. Headmaster Jim Frost and Principal Martha Boone will host a reception at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Center for all visiting students and parents.

Interested families may pre-register by calling Martha Boone at 947-7356 ext. 4 or by e-mail at mboone@bangorechristian.org.

Camp Cards

BANGOR — Scouts from Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, will sell Camp Cards this spring to raise funds for their summer-camp experience.

To help Scouts “earn their way to camp” and ease their financial burdens, the Katahdin Area Council, BSA has announced its 2014 Camp Card sale, designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer resident camp, high adventure camp, or day camp.

“Simply put, we want our Scouts to go to camp,” says Marshall Steinmann, the Katahdin Area Council’s executive director, in a press release. “In these challenging economic times, we don’t want family finances to keep a Scout from attending the camp of their choice. Scouts will also learn an important value, earning their own way.”

Scouts participating in this sale will earn a substantial commission on each Camp Card they sell. Cards sell for $5 each and feature various all-day or everyday discounts from local vendors such as McDonald’s, Governor’s and Olympia Sports. A full list of vendors is available on the Katahdin Area Council’s Facebook page. Unique to this discount card, are the one-time, tear-off coupons.

The 2014 Camp Card will be sold by Scouts in Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties through June 13.

For more information about the 2014 Camp Card sale, call 866-2241 or log onto www.katahdinareabsa.org.

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