Cans for a Cure drive

DIXFIELD — From Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 12, T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School will be hosting a bottle drive in conjunction with the radio station Q97.9. Each year this radio station holds an event called Cans for a Cure at which they collect returnable cans and bottles. Their goal this year is to collect 500,000 empty cans and bottles, which equals $25,000. All of this money will be going towards Cancer research in Maine.

Wednesday through Friday, students in grades six through eight will be staffing a table at the front entrance of the school to accept donations of returnables. The table will be staffed on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone who is unable to drop returnables off at the school, but would still like to donate, may call the school to arrange for pick-up. The school is also collecting money that will then be converted to cans. For example, $10 equals 200 cans. The school goal is to collect the equivalent of 6000 cans. All proceeds collected will be given to Q97.9 and will be added to their total.

Senior Fall Frolic on Oct. 12

RUMFORD — The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD will sponsor the free Senior Fall Frolic from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Rumford Eagles, 129 Rumford Ave.

The day will be filled with laughter, music, information and food. There will be a Chinese ticket auction, 50/50 drawing, nickel beano, live band, coffee, cider and doughnuts and lunch with homemade apple crisp.

Halloween walk for Relay for Life

RUMFORD — Cancer Crusaders and Great Memiers Misfitz will hold its fourth annual haunted Halloween walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, Oct. 18, 25 and 28, and from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, at 320 Isthmus Road.

The cost is $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

For more information, call Cindi at 357-2701, Allison at 357-7084 or Jenn at 418-7599.

Men to serve public supper

MEXICO — The men of the Mexico Congregational United Church of Christ (the “Green Church”) will serve a public supper on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots and homemade pies. Take-outs will be available at 5:30; call 364-8603. Adults, $8; children under 12, $3.

What Not Shop lists hours

RUMFORD — The What Not Shop will be open on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be closed on Oct. 13.

Harvest dinner at Grange

RUMFORD — A harvest dinner will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Rumford Center Grange Hall.

The meal will include corned beef, ham, potatoes, vegetables, pickles, biscuits, drinks and homemade pies by the Grange Ladies.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.


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