The fountain on the Lewiston city park has been covered for the winter. The seats have been removed from the park, the leaves and other refuse matter is being taken from the park, so that everything will be in readiness for Sam. Morrill’s first snow storm. The work of cleaning up the leaves which is being done by the Street Dept., was in progress yesterday and by noon today the work will be completed. In former years the cost of cleaning up the park preparatory for winter, has been about $20, this year the work will be done at a saving of about 25 per cent. Six men were at work on the park yesterday.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The Lewiston city farm is expected to have a record year in value of hog sales, according to indications to date. Last week some 90 hogs were sold, bringing the city $3,328.52. This brought total revenue from swine sales to date this fiscal year to $11,723. And City Farm Supt. Louis Brochu is scheduled to sell another “batch” next week. More than 600 hogs are now at the farm. Welfare Bureau Director Robert Y. Baillargeon said yesterday the recent construction of a modern piggery at the farm, together with the cooking of the garbage, has given the city “a much better hog: a hog that looks good, has good weight and commands a good price on the market.”

25 Years Ago, 1979

The very large undertaking of featuring 53 stores in one gala fashion show was an ambitious project, but the many hours of coordinating the event was worth the effort. The special attraction was held at the Auburn Mall over the weekend and drew a large audience of mall shoppers and others who came specially to view the fashion show which was put together by Harriet Bernard, director of marketing. It was not too difficult to work the clothing stores into the show, which was presented twice during Saturday, but it took some ingenuity on the part of Mrs. Bernard to work some of the other shops and stores and their wares into the event.


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