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Flag service

RUMFORD — The Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 is planning a flag retirement service for Sept. 11 to observe National Patriotism Week. Anyone who has worn flags that they would like to have disposed of properly may contact Americanism Chairperson Debi Briggs at 364-2479 or Exalted Ruler Sandee Welch at 364-2548.

Flags may also be dropped off at the Elks Lodge on 60 River St.

Public supper

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DIXFIELD — A public supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the American Legion Swasey-Torrey Post 100. There will be homemade baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost is $6 for adults; kids 6 to 12, $4; and 5 and under, free.

Community celebration

PERU — A community celebration will be held on Sunday, May 16, at the Peru Community Center, to celebrate the old Peru Elementary School as the community center.

A potluck meal will start at 1 p.m., followed by a community softball game at the Peru Elementary complex at 3 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring something for the potluck. Donations will be accepted.

Society meeting

DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Historical Society will hold a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13. All directors and members are invited.

Following the business meeting, Amity Bean and students from Dirigo High School will give a presentation of their recent trip to the Dominican Republic. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

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