PARIS – The South Paris Snow Hoppers Snowmobile Club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the new fire station on Western Avenue, South Paris. A potluck supper will start at 6:30 p.m., with a business meeting and Christmas party to follow. In lieu of buying gifts to exchange, members are asked to bring items for the food pantry.

The club will hold a “white elephant” exchange instead. Anyone wanting more information should contact President Peter Bickford at 743-8526.

Service time

NORWAY – The Christmas Eve service on Friday, Dec. 24, will be held at 7:30 p.m. (note time) at the Norway Universalist Church. There will be special music.

Holiday game

NORWAY – Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge held a holiday game on Dec. 17 with the following results: first, Bill Bowman and Woodie Mercier; second, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; third, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer; and fourth, Bev Dolan and Bev Pelletier. Treats were shared by all. Because of the holiday season, there will be no games on Dec. 24 or 31.

The first game of the new year will be Jan. 7 at the Fare Share Food Coop Commons, 445 Main St. All bridge players are invited to join the group at 9 a.m. each Friday. Anyone wanting more information should call Mimi Bell at 743-8081.

Library grants

HARRISON – The Harrison Village Library has been the recipient of three grants during the past week for the capital campaign. They are: Carol J. and K. David Hancock Charitable Trust, Casco, $5,000; Libra Foundation, Portland, $10,000; and Davis Family Foundation, Falmouth, $15,000.

This brings the total to date of more than $427,000 toward the $525,000 goal. With less than $100,000 to raise, library officials are hopeful there will be no mortgage on the new facility.

Teens help teens

PARIS – The Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Student Council has donated $1,000 to the local Christmas for Teens fund. The Student Council said the donation will directly affect teens from the high school and members hope they can improve Christmas for some of their peers.

Workers help kids

OXFORD – Peter N. Connell, president and CEO of Oxford Homes Inc., announces that, in addition to a large amount of clothing and toys, the employees of Oxford Homes have raised more than $4,000 for Christmas for Kids in the Oxford Hills.

In 2005 Oxford Homes is making a yearlong commitment to Christmas for Kids. Sub-committees are being set up to organize fund-raising events throughout the year. Car washes, raffles, bake sales, change collection are all in the planning stages.

Oxford Homes, Route 26, employs 150 people.


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