SUMNER – The public is invited to a farewell reception for the Rev. Linda Kimball at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the East Sumner Congregational Church. Kimball has served the church for five and a half years.

She will start a new part-time position as chaplain for Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice will continuing to serve the Mission Congregational Church of West Paris. Those wanting more information should call Cynthia Norton at 388-2667.

Church meeting

SUMNER – The First Universalist Church Society will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the West Sumner church vestry. Anyone with questions should call 388-2020.

Parade plans

PARIS – Lineup for the West Paris Memorial Day parade will take place at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 30, on Maple Street. The parade will step off at 11 a.m. Oxford Hills Middle School will provide music.

Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse and Pastor Linda Kimball will lead in prayer. Waterhouse will give the Memorial Day address in honor of servicemen and women. In case of rain, the music and ceremony will be at West Paris Grange Hall, 4 Church St.

Church supper

NORTH WATERFORD – The Rev. George Frobig is inviting everyone to attend a public supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road.

The menu will include baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert. The price for adults is $7; children under 12, $3.50.

Regular Sunday worship services are being held at 10 a.m. at the Stoneham Congregational Church on Maine Street through June.

Call for marchers

OXFORD – A call to march has been issued by the Anderson-Staples Post 112, American Legion.

The Legion is requesting the participation of local organizations, youth groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and individuals in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.

Lineup will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Oxford Elementary School with the parade to leave at 9. The parade will end at Post 112 with a memorial service.

In the event of rain, the service will be held inside the post building.

As part of the White House Program for the National Moment of Remembrance Program, Americans everywhere are asked to pause for one minute at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.


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