AUBURN — A joint fundraising yard sale will be hosted from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, by the Lewiston Auburn Kiwanis Club and Boy Scout Troop 121, at United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. The rain-or-shine sale will feature household goods, small furniture, tools, children’s toys and games, sports equipment and clothing.

Proceeds earned by the Kiwanis Club will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. The nonprofit agency promotes the healing of victims of child sexual abuse by providing a strong community response to investigation, treatment and prevention of abuse.

The CAC-AFO provides a location where children who have been abused can be interviewed by a specially trained forensic interviewer in a child-friendly environment. Those who need information from the child (law enforcement, DHHS, prosecutors) can witness the interview via closed circuit television in another room. They can also feed questions to the interviewer to get additional information they need to complete an investigation.

Troop 121 offers youth with special physical, mental and emotional challenges the opportunity for success in a safe Scouting environment that builds character, encourages citizenship, teaches life skills and develops personal fitness. It serves Scouts from Androscoggin, Kennebec and Oxford counties. Don Malpass, troop leader, said money raised at the yard sale is needed to support camping and other troop outings.

The Kiwanis Club will also kick off this year’s shoe drive during the sale. Anyone can help by donating gently worn used or new shoes.

In conjunction with Funds2Orgs, the Kiwanis Club will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected. The club raises funds for student scholarships, along with supporting several programs in the area that focus on children and youth.


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AUBURN — A ticket raffle will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, to benefit the JFM Life Center and Navigator Programs. Doors will open at noon at Central Maine Community College, Turner Street, and drawing will begin at 2 p.m.

More than 300 prizes have been donated by area businesses, including gift cards for gas, restaurants and stores and tickets/admission to parks, amusements, plays and sporting events.

Other items will include clothing, books, gift baskets, kitchen equipment, beauty products, games, CDs, DVDs, holiday decorations, toys and sports equipment.

Big ticket items will include four One-Day Park Hopper tickets from Walt Disney World, autographed sports memorabilia, $100 cash, handmade quilt, white water rafting for two, a night at a hotel, a garage door opener and a remote car starter.


Ticket holders must be present to win.

Tickets can be purchased at the door: 20 tickets, $5; 40, $10; 90, $20; 250, $50.

There will be chili and chop suey, drinks and snacks and a 50/50 raffle.

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LEWISTON — The Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewiston will hold its annual turkey dinner and silent auction Saturday, Oct. 7. 


The viewing of the auction will begin at 4 p.m. Items include gift certificates to local restaurants, theater tickets, music, beauty salon offerings, auto services, golf, art, antiques, homemade crafts and baked specialties. 

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. 

Some tickets may be available at the door. It is not neccessary to purchase a ticket to participate in the auction. 

Those attending should use the Garden Street entrance. 

Cost: $10 for adults; $3 for children younger than 8.

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Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewiston members preparing for the annual turkey dinner and silent auction on Oct. 7 are, from left, Bonnie Ross, Judy Giffin, Yvonne Gross, Diane Morin, Betty Fake, Barbara Caron, Fran Morin and Pat Gardner. They are pictured with items that will be auctioned.A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, sponsored by the Lewiston Auburn Kiwanis Club and Boy Scout Troop 121, at United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave.

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