100 Years Ago: 1922

Kiwanians are preparing for a big event on Sept. 27 when the Lewiston-Auburn club and the Augusta club will motor to Poland Spring which they are to call the Kiwanis Inter-City Field Day. Vans are being formulated for a full afternoon of sports. The clubs, of which there will be about 200 members present with their ladies, will arrive about two o’clock and indulge in golf, tennis, baseball etc. until dinner time. After dinner there will be speaking by an international Kiwanis official, dancing and an auction. The Lewiston-Auburn club has a live- wire committer in the persons of John S. Seavey, chairman, George Wallingford, Percy Weymouth, Shepley Paul and George T. Blais.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The first business meeting of the season was held by the Auburn-Lewiston Kiwanians on Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Rower Morin, No Name Pond. Lewiston.

A short ceremony was held in which past presidents were honored — Mrs. Richard Brown, Mrs. George Sjostrom and Mrs. Edward Hodgkins. They were presented with corsages, past president’s pins and gold bracelets.

A potluck lunch followed Mrs. John Higgins assisted Mrs. Morin with the hostess duties. The rest of the afternoon was spent socially. The next meeting will be a coffee to be held at the home of Mrs. W. Hazen Jewett of Montello Street in Lewiston.


25 Years Ago: 1997

Honored guests at the Farmington Fair on Tuesday recalled the days when they baked hundreds of pies, served with the grange and joined their teacher and classmates at the annual exposition. Senior Citizens Day 1997 drew an unusually large crowd to the grounds and fair and fair president George Parker said he was pleased with the weather for the special visitors.

Helen Taylor said she and her husband, Reggie, used to come every year. She recalled the years when her eighth-grade teacher, Leila Moore, invited some of us girls to her parents’ home on Route 27 to spend the night and attend the fair the next day. We slept three in a bed, two vertical and one across the foot, she chuckled. She added, “Ms. Morton was the best teacher ever.”

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