Lunch meeting

RUMFORD – A Community Networking Meeting, sponsored by the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, is scheduled for noon Thursday, Jan. 26, (bring a lunch) in the community room of Scrappers DoMaine, Canal Street.

Aileen Fortune will give an overview of Turn Beauty Inside Out, Maine, a statewide public awareness and community education program focusing on body image, self-esteem, media literacy and leadership development for girls and women. The project is a grassroots celebration of a new cultural definition of beauty as “Good hearts, great work and activism.”

Fortune said she will help interester parties in planning a training for Turn Beauty Inside Out.

There will also be updates on other local organization community activities, including programs of the Healthy Communities.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, contact Healthy Communities at 364-7408.

Benefit dance

RUMFORD – Baby Alek Wright was born on Nov 23, 2005, with a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS. On Nov 28, Alek had the first of three heart surgeries. His second surgery will be scheduled for sometime before June and the third should be before his 4th birthday.

Alek is the son of Jamie and Tammi Wright and the family lives in Marshallberg, N.C. Tammi is the daughter of Micheal and Ann Arsenault of Peru and has a large extended family here. She attended Peru Elementary School and graduated from Dirigo High School with the class of 1995.

A benefit dance is being organized for 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Eagles Club, Oxford Avenue. The E & I Band and the Hooligans will play.

A $5 donation is requested at the door. A Chinese auction will be held, with many items donated by family, friends and local businesses.


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