100 years ago, 1915
Clerks at Abbott Brothers’ store, Lewiston, will revel in Hallowe’en games and stunts, Friday evening, when the upper floor will be converted into a hall for their amusement. A harvest supper will be served and chrysanthemums will be used in decoration. Later, dancing will be enjoyed, music to be furnished by a victrola.

50 years ago, 1965
It’s Clean Up Week locally and today, on South Main Street, Auburn. An Auburn Street Department crew was around picking up just about everything in sight. On top of one pile of trash was an old fashioned sleigh. It was lifted into the truck and placed directly on top of the huge pile of rubbish. And then, one of the men mounted the truck and, making like Santa (he’s coming soon, you know) he rode happily down the street, seated in the sleigh!

25 years ago, 1990
In honor of School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day on Oct. 19, the Auburn School Department made a concerted effort to recognize the men and women who drive school buses throughout Auburn. Various schools came up with different ways to honor the drivers and show their appreciation. The department kicked off the day at 6:15 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served by Superintendent of Schools Rick E. Fenton. The drivers continued with their usual routes and routines, but each school greeted them in a special way. Sherwood Heights students made individual thank-you cards and awarded the drivers Good Citizen buttons. Lake Street School sent a flowering plant to grace the transportation garage lounge. East Auburn and Washburn students distributed fancy gift bags, each with a thank-you card and apples inside.
Walton School gave each driver a Walton hooded sweatshirt.

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