100 Years Ago: 1922

The Salvation Army will hold its annual Harvest festival, today, Sunday and Monday at its hall on Middle Street. The hall decorations are of fruits and farm products. Even live chickens and eggs are included. All these things have been contributed by the farmers and merchants of the two cities, and are greatly appreciated.

50 Years Ago: 1972

(from a Journal photo) They have your number and you’ll be hearing from them and their committees in the near future. Mrs. Norman L. Cummings, seated in the foreground and Mrs. Stephen F. Dunlap behind her are co-chairmen of the annual Charity Ball of Central Maine General Hospital’s Women’s Association. The Ball will be held at Lost Valley Lodge on November 4. The co-chairmen posed at the hospital’s switchboard after a conference with two WHA members who served as chairmen in the past. Mrs. Thomas Delahanty, standing at the right, was co-chairman of the Ball in 1947, and is a member of the current Executive Board, and Mrs. John Carrier, whose husband is a member of the hospital’s radiological staff, was chairman in 1957.

25 Years Ago: 1997

(from a Sun Journal photo) Students in Mrs. Dorion’s kindergarten class at Virginia Elementary School in Rumford have been collecting caterpillars. All of the monarch caterpillars are now in the chrysalis stage and the suspense continues as they wait for the 14 monarchs. The students are Michael Fitzmorris, Cody Austin, Floyd Miller, Jesse Bates; Dylan Bellegarde, Korbyn Salway, Amy Gilbert, Alyssa Cole and Emily Keisman.

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