OXFORD – A Saturday supper will benefit the Allen Hill Animal Shelter, to help make repairs to the property that was damaged during heavy rains July 31.

“We’re looking to raise as much money as we can,” said Chad Boulet of Otisfield, president of the Oxford Fire Relief, of the fundraising effort by Oxford, Norway and Paris fire departments.

Boulet said the benefit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Fire Station on Western Avenue.

Norway firefighters will cook a roast pork dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, salads, rolls, drinks and dessert.

“They’ve had a lot of experience with that. They do a lot of benefits,” said Boulet when asked why Norway firefighters will do the cooking.

Boulet said local businesses Dad’s Place and Steve’s Catering, along with firefighters and fire relief association members, donated food along with Norway firefighter Dennis Yates, who will donate beverages, and the Progress Center, which is donating desserts.

Progress Center clients will be on hand to serve the dinner, said Boulet.

Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle with half the proceeds going to the winner and half to the shelter, which is owned by Charles and Charlene Landers.

Heavy rains washed out the back side of Allen Hill Road and most of the dirt landed in the Landers’ driveway, contaminating two wells, Boulet said.

Poland Spring Water Co. has been supplying the owners with bottled water, he said.

The supper costs $7 for adults and $3 for ages 6 through 12. Children under 6 are free.


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