Child Advocacy Day and fundraiser

RUMFORD — The Rumford Eagles will hold a Child Advocacy Day and fundraiser for area youths on Saturday, May 10.

Promoting and instilling quality community values in our youths is something the Eagles stand behind.

Each year the organization holds a Child Advocacy Day contest that requires local Aeries/Auxiliaries to host an event in their community that teaches area youth safety, protection, prevention and other health and welfare activities.

The goal is to bring together community outlets such as police departments, fire departments, schools and the Eagles to help promote safe living.

Also during this event a fundraiser will take place for participating youth groups such as the Rumford Community Center, Mexico Recreation Department, local scouting troops, Mexico Police Explorers, local school wellness teams and youth sports teams.

In 2011, the Rumford Eagles won first place in the contest, winning a $3,000 grant which was divided among the participating youth groups.

Mother’s Day service, brunch May 11

RUMFORD — A Mother’s Day service and brunch will be held on Sunday, May 11, at Rumford Lodge of Elks No. 862 on River Street.

Service will be at 11 a.m., with brunch to follow.

For more information, contact the lodge at 364-4022.

Farrington Morton Cemetery Assoc.

MEXICO — The annual meeting of the Farrington Morton Cemetery Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Mexico Congregational Church conference room.

Election of officers and other pertinent business will be on the agenda.

Anyone owning a lot in the cemetery is a member of the association and welcome to attend.

NAMI family course postponed

FARMINGTON — The NAMI Family-to-Family course that was to have started on April 24 in Farmington has been postponed due to lack of enough registrations. It will be offered as soon as there are sufficient people to take it.

The course is free and is for family and caregivers of people with mental illness.

To register, call NAMI Maine at 1-800-464-5767 or Dot at 364-2197.

North Jay Grange meets May 13

JAY — The North Jay Grange No. 10 will have Legislative and Agricultural program at its meeting at 7 p.m.. Tuesday, May 13, at the Grange Hall on Route 17/East Dixfield Road.

Speakers will be state Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, and state Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford.

The public is invited to attend the meeting on the second floor of the hall.

For more information call 645-2910 or 645-4628.

Upper Dam construction topic

OQUOSSOC — Todd Wynn, vice president of Brookfield Renewable Energy, will be the guest speaker at the RRG&SA May monthly meeting on Thursday, May 15.

Wynn will provide an update on the progress of the ongoing Upper Dam construction.

The group’s monthly meetings are open to the public. The potluck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a short club meeting and then the Upper Dam presentation.

Bring a favorite dish or dessert. The clubhouse is on Old Skiway Road. For more information, email [email protected]


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