PARIS — The Oxford County Educators Association-Retired will meet Friday, Oct. 20, at the First Congregational Church of South Paris, 17 E. Main St.

Sign-ins start at 10:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting and a meal provided by members of the church. The program will be an opportunity for members to tell the group about an interesting story or an experience they had during their teaching career.

Orders are being taken for the annual pie sale, the group’s major fundraising project of the year. Applesauce is also being sold. Orders must be placed by Friday, Oct. 13, by contacting 207-539-2518 or 207-743-5391. Pies will be delivered at the Oct. 20 meeting.

Volunteers are being sought to make pies at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the church. Volunteers should bring a sharp knife. 

The annual calendar raffle information will be handed out at the meeting and the winners will be announced at the November meeting.

Fundraisers are held to provide scholarships to Oxford County students who go on to further their education.

The September meeting was held at the First Universalist Church of West Paris. The program was presented by Elizabeth Swift, who told the group about Willard clocks. The clocks were first made in a shop in Grafton, Massachusetts, beginning in 1766. The Willard family become America’s preeminent 19th century clockmakers. In 1802, Simon Willard patented the “banjo” clock, one of the most famous styles of early 19th century American timepieces.

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