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Brooksville Elementary students plan fundraisers

Two coming events will assist with fundraising for the sixth- and seventh-grade pupils of Brooksville Elementary School who will take part in the Brooksville to Alaska Iditarod 2011 journey, reports Nada Lepper.

Tickets are now on sale for anyone who wants to enter the Brooksville Fishing Derby on Sunday, Feb. 21, in Down East Maine.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and are on sale at BES in Brooklin, Northern Bay Market in Penobscot; Curves and Yanni’s, both in Blue Hill; Eggemoggin Country Store in Sargentville; C&G in Sedgwick; Seal Cove Boatyard in Brooksville and Willey’s in Ellsworth.

Tickets also can be purchased from any Brooksville sixth- or seventh-grader, Lepper added.

The prizes are outdoor gear valued at $250 for the largest fish of any species; outdoor gear valued at $75 for the largest fish of each of the five species; and outdoor gear valued at $100 in the children’s category for 13 and under for largest fish of any species.

The ponds to be fished are Pierce, Wights, Billings, Douglas, Woods, Walker, Parker and Snake.

The species to be entered are brown trout, brook trout, pickerel, bass and perch.

The weigh-in, for which you must have purchased a ticket, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Brooksville Elementary School.

For information, you can call Lepper at 326-8500 or e-mail


You also can put this on your calendar, especially if you plan to fish until the end of the derby and don’t want to cook supper that night.

Brooksville to Alaska Iditarod 2011 will hold a soup and chowder supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Brooksville Elementary School that will feature seafood chowder, ham and pea soup, beef stew, turkey stew, cornbread and yeast rolls, and gingerbread with whipped cream for dessert.

Dozens of door prizes will be offered, and admission is $8 per person, $20 for families.


Marine Environmental Research Institute is offering two 2010 February vacation activities, “Explore with MERI,” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 18, at MERI, 55 Main St., Blue Hill.

The first offering is “Marine Life Sculpting and Drawing with Rebekah Ray” on Tuesday with the author and illustrator who “uses marine animals in MERI’s touch tank as the basis for clay sculptures and graphite drawings,” the release states.

This program is “most suitable for children” 8 and older, and you are asked to preregister by Monday, Feb. 15.

The cost for each program is $25.

“From the Top of the Watershed to the Bottom of the Sea” is the Thursday program in which children ages 6 to 12 can “embark on an outdoor adventure, investigating the winter marine environment and then return to the MERI center to take your imagination deep into the sea to create deep-water ocean animals and underwater volcanoes.”

Preregistration for this program is requested by Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Register and receive information by calling 374-2135.


Hospice of Hancock County announces tickets are available for its 15th annual charity auction, “Hollywood Nights,” 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Maine Grind in Ellsworth.

The snow date is 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the same site.

Admission is $20.

Tickets can be purchased at Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Avenue in Ellsworth, and from hospice volunteers.

For information, call 667-2531 or visit


In these difficult economic times, every scholarship helps students who are working hard to continue their education.

That is why Hugh Dwelley of the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C., Foundation wants Maine college students who have completed at least one year at a Maine college or university and have a grade-point-average of 3.0 to know they are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the foundation.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1.

Eligible applicants are students who were born in or are legal residents of Maine, the release explains.

Since 1991, when the foundation was established by Mainers living in Washington, D.C., and belonging to the Maine State Society, Dwelley wrote, students from Sherman Mills to Brunswick and East Machias to Brownfield have been awarded scholarships of at least $1,000.

Applications are available at Maine college financial aid offices or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Maine State Society Foundation, 3508 Wilson St., Fairfax, VA. 22030.

Applications also may be downloaded at

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

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