NEW GLOUCESTER — The First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, invites donations of country auction items for its Preservation Auction to be held August 14.

Items especially desired are antique furniture, tools, household items, vintage toys and other vintage collectibles, musical instruments, coins, vehicles and boats in running order. Appliances, electronics, vehicles not in operating order, pianos and mattresses are among the items which cannot be accepted.

Auction proceeds will benefit the church’s continuing ministries to the community, now in their 245th year. To arrange for item pick up by Aug. 5, call Alan Hahnel, auction chairman, at 926-3152. Donations are tax-deductible; valuation is the responsibility of the donor.

For further information, call the church at 926-3260 or visit

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