Fuzz’ votes sought

FARMINGTON – The “Fuzz Committee” met recently to discuss plans for this year’s finale to the second annual beard-growing contest. There are 17 contestants seeking the honor of “best donegal beard in Farmington.”

The men have been growing their beards since Jan. 1 and will be judged at the closing ceremonies on Thursday, March 16, at the Granary Restaurant. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a new “popular vote” category will be announced.

The public is invited to purchase votes for their favorite fuzzy. All proceeds, 100 percent, from the contest will go to a local cause, and it has been decided that funds will be given to the Rick Hardy and Melissa Yeaton families.

Monday caucuses

AVON – John Frary, Franklin County Republican Committee chairman, has called the 2006 Avon and Phillips Republican caucus for Monday, March 6, at the Community Center, Route 4, Avon.

New voters can register from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Both caucuses for all registered Republican voters will begin at 7 p.m. Avon and Phillips town committees will be elected, as well as members to the Franklin County Republican Committee. Also to be elected are delegates and alternates to the Republican State Convention to be held May 5 and 6 in Augusta.

Avon is authorized to elect four delegates and four alternates to the convention. Phillips has been authorized five delegates and five alternates. There will also be Avon and Phillips Town Committee meetings to organize and elect officers.

Emery to speak

LIVERMORE – The Livermore and Livermore Falls Republican Town Committees will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, March 7, in the Function Room at LakeShore, Route 4. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Emery will discuss his campaign. The public is invited.

The committees held a joint meeting Feb. 7 at LakeShore when Chairman Clint Boothby called the meeting to order. He introduced Gubernatorial Candidate Chandler Woodcock, who discussed his commitment to lead Maine to a stronger future.

Musical program

FARMINGTON – The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Musical Ministry team at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at New Hope Baptist Church.

The group will present a program of familiar hymns and gospel songs consisting of piano, vocal and instrumental solos, duets and trios, as well as testimonies from team members.

The ministry team consists of students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. All are welcome.

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