RUMFORD — The guest speakers at the River Valley Rotary Club Fellowship meeting held March 3 at HOPE Association were Donna Towle, nurse and president of the Dixfield Historical Society, and technician Nick Waugh, who helped put a together a grant request for more than $5,000 for the group’s Western Foothills Region Project.

The presentation was on Maine Memory Network, which is comprised of five towns: Byron, Dixfield, Mexico, Peru, and Rumford.

The network is currently promoting a community-wide book called “One Story, One Community” about the Maine Humanities Council project “Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War.”

A reading will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at the Rumford Falls auditorium.

Discussion of “Uncertain Glory,” a Maine-based historical young adult novel about the start of the Civil War, will be conducted by the book’s author Lea Wait, with special guest facilitator Elizabeth Cooke.

For this and other events contact the Dixfield Historical Society at 562-1100, 56 Main St.


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