100 Years Ago: 1921

Spanish war veterans and their women auxiliaries and all members of the Grand Army, are cordially invited to the annual outing, which will be held on Sunday. Those planning to attend should be at the GAR  hall at 9 o’clock at which time the truck leaves.

50 Years Ago: 1971

More than 400 Auburn youngsters traveled to Sebago Lake State Park Wednesday and Thursday as part of the Auburn Parks and Recreation playground program. Children from four of the city’s playgrounds made the bus trip Wednesday and the other five playgrounds enjoyed the excursion on Thursday. Norris Ingersoll, APRD superintendent, said 232 youngsters made the Wednesday trip and 242 went Thursday.

25 Years Ago: 1996

First annual collector plates commemorating Winthrop’s 225th birthday are on the way! Hand-made and sporting Winthrop’s colors, these deep plates feature the Winthrop sign and a patch of lovely irises. Production will be limited to 50 plates. Mary K. Spencer of the Potter’s House will be demonstrating how they are made on the sidewalk at Apple Valley Books from 10 to 1 on July 18.  Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated by Mary K to the Winthrop Village Merchant’s Guild’s project fund, including the Winthrop Summer Games.

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