100 Years Ago: 1922

The Spanish American War veterans are to hold a corn roast Sunday at the home of William Ricker, Peppermint corner to which G.A.R. members are invited. They are to leave on the 9 am Lisbon Falls car.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Members of the Auburn Police Benefit Association are planning a second Policeman’s Ball this year, this one, Friday night, Nov. 3 at the Rollodrome.

According to Patrolman Daniel Blanchard who along with APBA President Calvin Hunter are planning the event, said the last ball held in April was such a huge success, that it was decided to hold another one this year.

Approximately 900 persons attended the last one when Country and Western Recording Star Dick Curless was the featured attraction. Blanchard said Curless, who lists his hometown as Bangor, will once again be present. The ball will take place between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.


25 Years Ago: 1997

Joy Longfellow, 12 years old of Farmingdale, has been blowing away the competition with her apple pies. In the past few weeks, she has come up with three blue ribbons at the Hallowell Days, the annual Windsor Fair and most recently, at the Litchfield Fair.

At the Litchfield Fair she beat out 25 other cooks for the title. The youngster also makes cookies and cakes and is a superb cook, according to her proud grandpa, Alden Longfellow, also of Farmingdale. But she really likes to make pies and many of them sport a showy crust of cinnamon and sugar.

She is the daughter of Walter and Pam Longfellow of Farmingdale.

Other winners at the Litchfield Fair Apple Pie Contest were second place Linda Mueller of Gardiner and third place Lois Legendre of Richmond. The three winners will be invited to make their pies for the annual Maine Agricultural Show in January at the Augusta Civic Center.

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