Scrapbookers’ getaway

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Michelle Leczynski of Scarborough is the first to pull out lip balm during “The Purse Game” at the Fireside Inn & Suites in Auburn on Saturday. Leczynski was one of 67 women attending the Creative Memories Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat. “It’s become a girls’ weekend away,” co-organizer Emily Ellis of Norway said. “No men and no kids.” Women from throughout New England preserve family memories until the wee hours of the morning, said Ellis’ sister and co-organizer Angie Banks of Turner. Nancy Fickett of Buckfield was designated the “late scrapper” Friday night, staying up until 2:30 a.m. It was the 11th retreat that Ellis and Banks have put together. The next one will be in the fall. Competing against Leczynski is Bunny Wermenchuk, left, of Saco and Karole-Ann Keniston of Oxford.