FARMINGTON – The June meeting of Farmington Emblem Club 460 was called to order by President Quinnale Kinsey.

Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase played a CD with a song that was written and sung by a man who will perform in person at a ceremony by the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica to be displayed in Wilton at the Blueberry Festival in August.

Volunteers will be present at the memorial around the clock during its stay in Kineowatha Park. The club will also sponsor the Doll Carriage Parade at the Blueberry Festival parade on Saturday, Aug. 6. Volunteers from the club will help Chase register and get the children lined up at 8 a.m.

Club members are invited to attend the Farmington Elks Flag Day ceremony on Sunday, June 12, at the Elks Lodge. Chase asked for volunteers to help her with flag-holding ceremonies on Tuesday, June 14, at three locations: Sandy River Nursing Center at 6 p.m., Pinewood Terrace at 6:45 p.m. and the Pierce House at 7 p.m.

Claudette Merchant, community service chairwoman, has collected several items from members and will take them to the home of Carley Pomerleau in Jay to add to her “Gifts from the Heart” that she will give to the Barbara Bush children’s wing at Maine Medical Center.

Scholarship winners for 2005/2006 were announced. They are Ashley Bourassa from Mt. Blue High School and Lena Peebles from Mt. Abram High School. The Roving Scholarship will go to Nicole Alexander of Farmington. The Noreen Pillsbury Scholarship is undecided.

Members met with Emblem’s Farmington Fair Chairwoman Sylvia Richards on May 11. Members are asked to sign up for times to help out at the Elks and Emblem food booth, either in the kitchen or as waitresses. Volunteers will meet at the Elks Lodge on Aug. 24 and 25 to “pick” turkeys for hot turkey sandwiches to be sold at the Elks booth.

Agatha Forsyth, who is in charge of the club’s annual yard sale, told members that this year’s sale will be held on Saturday, June 25, outside the Printer’s Warehouse in Wilton.

Members voted to make donations to the Cape Cod Hill School, Chris White’s baseball team and to the Industry food closet. Jeannette Jackson won this month’s mystery gift and the 50-50 raffle.


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