Lewiston Evening Journal for Dec. 9, 1922

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100 Years Ago: 1922

The Ladies Society of Grace Lutheran Church will have a sale at the Schiller Hall Saturday evening beginning at 7 o’clock. A musical entertainment will be given at 8 o’clock.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The hard-working singing members of the Washburn Fifth Grade Chorus are practicing for The Festival of Christmas Music to be held at 7 pm. Friday, Dec. 18, in the Edward Little High School Gym. The cherubic choir will contribute two selections, “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Here We Come a Wassailing,” under the direction of Sandra O. Simpson, music specialist in Auburn Public Schools. Mrs. Louis Bray will accompany  the chorus on the piano.

25 Years Ago: 1997


Recently a group of third grade students from Montello School’s Marc Lavoie’s class learned about their ancestry and the beginnings of their community as they walked through the downtown area. The trip began at Bonney Park in Auburn where students learned about the Androscoggin Indians. They proceeded across the Grand Trunk railroad bridge toward the Lincoln Street station and while on the bridge, a message in a bottle was dropped into the Androscoggin. Students are hoping for a reply from whoever retrieves it.

At the old railroad depot, students role-played the part of immigrants getting off the train and seeking employment in Lewiston’s mills. They received hugs and friendly greetings from awaiting relatives, role-played by parent volunteers.

Next, the class proceeded to the Bates Mill where students discovered that children their own ages once worked long hours at various jobs to help with family finances. While touring Bates Mill, students played some of the games that young mill workers once played during their short breaks between work tasks. They also studied past customs and enjoyed performing “La Danse des Canards.”

Other stops included the city building and the gazebo in Kennedy Park. The students’ experiences on this trip coincide closely with the third grade Social Studies curriculum and will serve as a good reference point for class lessons through-out the school year.

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