FARMINGTON -The annual Easter egg hunt will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. Eggs will be hidden in the Farmington, Farmington Falls, Fairbanks and West Farmington areas. Clues will be announced over radio station WKTJ. The hunt is for children up to the age of 10. It’s sponsored by the Farmington Fire Department Benevolent Association.

Since this project requires many planning hours and personnel, the association is asking any interested citizens to donate funds to assist with the expenses. These include prizes for the “found eggs” and some of the refreshments that are available at the Fire Station for all who participate.

People can make donations payable to the Farmington Fire Department Benevolent Association, Greg Roux, treasurer. Donations can be mailed to the Farmington Fire Department, 153 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938. For more information about this event, people can call Peter, 779-2400 or 778-3235.

Salmon show

FARMINGTON -Dave Boucher of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present a slide show on Maine’s historic and current management programs for landlocked salmon. It will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center, at the University of Maine at Farmington. The presentation is for the Western Maine Audubon Society’s monthly program.

The talk will include the distribution of salmon, their habitat, life history traits, the role of hatchery-reared fish and fishing regulations. Recent changes in angler behavior and angler use and how all this affects salmon management also will be discussed. The monthly Audubon programs are free and open to the public.

Sunrise service

FARMINGTON -An ecumenical Easter celebration will start at sunrise, 5:45 a.m., Sunday, April 20, on Voter Hill. Familiar hymns, Scripture and prayers will be offered by members of local congregations.

Voter Hill is in West Farmington, about two miles from the bridge and traffic signals. Pass WKTJ radio station on Voter Hill Road, turn left and go straight up the hill to the intersection of Mohawk Drive.

The service will be held, regardless of the weather. Participants are advised to dress warmly. The service is sponsored by the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry.

Liddy to speak

WILTON – The Wilton Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at SeniorsPlus. Eileen Liddy from Healthy Community Coalition will speak on issues of interest.

At the last meeting, a moment of silent prayer was offered for Anne Bickford. The meeting was opened by President Beverly Childs, with a prayer led by Chaplain Edna Davis. The salute to the flag was led by Childs.

Barry Wood, a local musician, entertained.

New members and guests are welcome for meetings and entertainment.

Book donations

FARMINGTON -Donations of books for the annual Literacy Book Sale will be accepted from April 15 until May 2 at the Farmington Elks Lodge in West Farmington. Al used books are accepted, except for encyclopedias, textbooks and condensed books.

The book sale, organized by the Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset counties, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Elks Lodge. On Sunday, all books will be $1 per bag.

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties offers free reading assistance to adults and participates in programs such as Teen Tutor Training, Family Literacy and New Books, New Readers. For more information about the book sale or about Literacy Volunteers, people can call Joan Moes at 778-3460.

Grant awarded

FARMINGTON – The Farmington-Wilton Chamber of Commerce has received $5,000 from the Maine Community Foundation to conduct a self-study, set priorities for action and develop a strategic plan.

Pam Wilson, who serves on the executive board for the chamber, wrote the grant. She said, “The grant will allow us to engage in board training, learn how to function as a more efficient and effective unit, and learn how to set priorities that will better guide our work.”

The chamber is a nonprofit membership organization of business and civic leaders. Through partnership with other groups and individuals, it seeks to promote economic growth, tourism, civic pride and cultural awareness.

Founded in 1983, the Maine Community Foundation makes grants and provides leadership to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.mainecf.org or call toll-free 1-877-700-6800.



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