On Wednesday, July 8th at 9 A.M., the Blue Store, Lewiston’s good clothes shop will offer their entire stock of high grade suits, rain coats, top coats, boys and children’s clothes, hats, caps and all furnishing goods at greatly reduced prices. The old reliable Blue Store never does things by halves. When they announce a mark down and clearance sale it means something. It means that you can supply your clothing wants at a big saving. The Blue Store carries nothing but reliable merchandise and no matter how low the price, the goods are reliable.

• The standpipe which has been a landmark on Auburn Heights for 27 years has been sold to H. M. Lampert, a New Auburn junk dealer and will be torn down this fall. With the Merrill Hill reservoir completed this source of supply is no longer needed.

50 years ago, 1958

Three Edward Little High School juniors left Friday for a Key Club convention July 7-17 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago Ill. Making the trip, partially sponsored by the Auburn-Lewiston Kiwanis Club, are Michael Gentle, Key Club president; Carleton Sedgley, vice president; and Stephen Beal, secretary.

• The World of Mirth Shows began setting up its 42 rides and 18 shows yesterday morning and expected to complete the operation by noon today in preparation for its opening local performance tonight at Lewiston fairgrounds.

25 years ago, 1983

July 24 through 31 will be the period for the seventh annual Franco-American Festival, the largest ethnic festival in New England. Last year it drew more than 150,000 people from throughout the region and Canada.

It is estimated that more than 70 percent of Lewiston-Auburn residents are of French heritage and this event gives them an opportunity to share their ancestry.

Franco-Americans from New England plan their vacations around the festival which takes place in Kennedy Park in Lewiston and is held over a period of eight days and eight nights. It combines performances of French culture and daily events which include cultural and historic exhibits, arts and crafts.

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