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Meeting speaker

SOUTH PARIS – Barbara Swan Frost will speak on “Thayer House Memories” at the meeting of the Paris Cape Historical Society on Thursday, May 18. The meeting at the Paris Cape Historical Society Museum, 77 High St., will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the program. The public is invited.

Spring supper

WEST PARIS – A spring supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at West Paris Grange 298, 4 Church St. Cost for adults is $6 and children under 12, $3.

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Field day, auction

OXFORD – The Farmers Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club will hold its annual Field Day and Auction Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, at the Oxford County Fairgrounds.

Saturday’s schedule will include demonstrations and clinics, from horseshoeing, ground driving, voice commands, round pen, braiding, harness fitting, multi-hitching, scoot/twitch and handy class.

There will be a food booth and a yard sale. Sunday there will be an old-fashioned farm auction starting at 10 a.m. Being auctioned will be livestock, horse, tools and equipment. For more information or to bring livestock, call Bill or Darcy Winslow at 583-2204 or 595-1601.

Memorial parade

HARRISON – Memorial Day services will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Calvary Community Church. A parade will follow the service. Persons marching in the parade should be at the church by 7:45 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Norman Rust.

All veterans, veteran’s organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts and school children are welcome to march in the parade. Boy Scouts will assist the American Legion and the Ronald G. St. John VFW Post 9328 in putting flags on veterans’ graves. Services are sponsored by the American Legion Post 139 and Ronald G. St. John VFW Post and Auxiliary 9328. For more information, call 583-4713.

Historical books

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Historical Society has copies of three of its publications for sale. The late historian Ruby Emery wrote “Hamlin’s Gore” on the section of Woodstock where she lived. Also available is “History of Woodstock.” Curator Larry Billings wrote “Culture,” which is also available.

School events

WEST PARIS – Agnes L. Gray School and the Legion Memorial School grades kindergarten to six have been participating in the “Jump Rope for Heart Project.”

The project educates children and parents on the importance of proper exercise. The event takes place during physical education class and earns money for the American Heart Association.

The sum of $725 was raised at the talent show for scholarships to the Explorer’s Summer Camp at the Gray School.

Parents Night will be held at the Middle School on Wednesday, May 31, for grade six students entering grade seven in September.

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