RUMFORD – November has been chosen by the Acadian Society as Genealogy Month. Members will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the downstairs of the St. Athanasius St. John Parish Center. The evening will begin with a potluck supper.

A computer and software will be available, and Bob Daigle has offered his assistance in searching for families. There will also be books on Acadian families: Doiron (Dorion), Fortier, Thibodeau, Bonnevie, Bourke (Burke) and others.

All are invited. For more information, call Bob Daigle at 364-2224.

Two benefits

RUMFORD – An accident involving Ericka Kubic, Scot Kubic and Brandon Gotto occurred on July 10 on Route 17. Family and friends are having a double benefit on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Eagles Hall to show their love and support.

A family spaghetti supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. with walk-around magic featuring Scot Grassette. Donation is $5 a person. Following the supper will be an adult benefit dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by Cindy and Scot Grassette, Mizfitz and JUI. Donation is $8 a person.

There will also be 50/50s and raffles at both benefits. Tickets are available at All That Jazz, Ralph’s Store and Community Energy. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call Carol at 364-3387 or Cindy at 369-0129.


MEXICO – The Mexico United Church of Christ, also known as the “Green Church,” 163 Main St., will have new fund-raising projects during the six weeks before Christmas.

The Women’s Fellowship will offer to bake Thanksgiving pies to be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 24. They are offering custard, pumpkin, mince and apple in eight-inch and nine-inch sizes at $8 and $10 respectively. Pies need to be ordered by Saturday, Nov. 20, by calling 364-8603 and leaving a name and a phone number.

The Reed family on the Back Kingdom Road has offered the church a lot with Christmas trees to sell. All the money will go to the church.

Trees will sell for $20 for smaller trees (approximately five feet) up to $35 for the larger ones. One can go and pick out a tree and it will be cut by the date requested, or those wishing can cut it themselves by making arrangements with the church. For more information call 364-8603 and leave name and number.

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