February 23, 2020
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John Bapst, Central to play softball in pink

Members of John Bapst Memorial High School’s softball team and coach Shannon Whiting are hoping for a good turnout for their game with Central High School of Corinth at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Union Street Recreation Park in Bangor.

For this particular regular-season contest, Whiting said her team will wear pink T-shirts they have made for their Pink Softball Game to benefit the Kay Yow Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund.

And, she added, pink T-shirts also will be given to members of the CHS team for this game, which will feature honorary coaches Diane Rollins of Central and Dodie Saucier of Orono throwing out the first pitch.

According to information provided by John Bapst, “the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund is a 501c(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.”

Donations for the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund will be collected at the game and presented to the foundation in the names of the John Bapst and Central softball teams.

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The public is invited to get a free car wash while dropping off a nonperishable food item between 9 a.m. and noon Wednesday, April 29, in the circular drive of Kineo Residential Hall at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor during its annual Tech Day.

Elizabeth Clayton of EMCC reports this annual “day of community service and spring cleanup” will be followed by “an afternoon of fun and festivities” and will serve as “the platform for the launch of ‘Can Due,’ the Maine Community College System statewide food drive” sponsored by the student senates of all Maine community colleges.

EMCC’s goal is to raise “$10,000 in cash or nonperishable food item donations” during this campaign that runs through May 16. Multiple drop-off locations will be available on the EMCC campus.

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Joe McDonald e-mailed to spread the word that the Jonesport-Beals Fourth of July Committee will hold a free spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Jonesport Elementary School.

McDonald reported that donations would be accepted to benefit the Jonesport-Beals Fourth of July celebration.

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Betsy Graves Rose e-mailed that the Orono High School Alumni Association will celebrate “the ‘old’ high school’s 70th anniversary with an All-Alumni Reunion” on July 25 at the high school.

“Completed and opened in 1939,” Rose wrote, “the former OHS building was used as the high school until 1982, and now houses the Orono Middle School.”

The event features “a light lunch, anniversary cake and tours of the high school,” she said.

However, for this event to take place, “volunteers are needed to work on the details … to relay information to classmates and encourage people to come and to be decorators, greeters and general helpers,” she wrote.

To help fund this free event, Rose encourages alums, teachers and their families to “make your OHSAA yearly dues payment of $10” and to contact her by e-mailing btsygrs@yahoo.com or writing her at 11 Sunset Drive, Orono 04473.

For information about the Orono High School Alumni Association, visit www.oronoalums.org.

Dues payments also may be made online at the Web site or by writing a check to Orono High School Alumni Association and mailing it to Rose or OHSAA, P.O. Box 163, Orono 04473.

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Kelly Cioe of U.S. Cellular reminds teachers they have until May 1 to post requests in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers campaign that awards $1 million to classrooms throughout the country.

Maine teachers already have requested everything from a digital camera to pedometers.

Requests may be posted at www.donorschoose.org.

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

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