Benefit supper

PARIS – A benefit supper for Eric and Betty Richardson will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the American Legion Hall, Church Street.

The Richardsons lost their home and belongings as well as their pets in a house fire. Eric is still recuperating from second-degree burns he suffered escaping the fire. They had no insurance.

The supper is being sponsored by family and friends. Those who would like to donate can call Marilyn Hammond at 743-2766.

Sunday sermon

PARIS – “Your Sins Have Been Forgiven” is the sermon topic for the worship service Sunday, Feb. 19, at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris. Silver Moore-Leamon will be the worship leader at the 10 a.m. service. The music will be by the choir and Forest Perkins, church organist. Renee Wales will direct the Sunday school. Child care is provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Men’s club supper

PARIS – The Men’s Club at First Congregational Church in South Paris will serve a roast pork supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the church vestry, 17 East Main St. It will feature roast pork, mashed potatoes, peas, squash, beverage and homemade pies. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The church is handicapped accessible and everyone is welcome. For advance tickets, call 743-2437 or stop by the church office.

Society talk

WOODSTOCK – At the February meeting of the Woodstock Historical Society, Paul and Vicki Billings described their Caribbean honeymoon.

They said their ship carried 1,200 passengers, and there was a huge auditorium and a sit-down dinner or all-day buffet. Features included entertainment, a miniature golf course and an exercise room.

They stopped at Jamaica Grand Cayman and Mexico and saw a turtle farm, a plantation and Mayan ruins.

During the business meeting, Ruth Cox gave a research report on delivery trucks years ago. The Billings gave a prize for the mystery package. President Olive Risko and Mary Billings supplied refreshments.

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