October 28, 2021

Brewer Kiwanis golf tourney to aid local children

Last year, the Brewer Kiwanis Charity Golf tournament raised more than $4,000 for local Bangor-Brewer charities, no small accomplishment to be sure. It would be great to see that amount increased this year, and you may help by getting in your application by Sunday.

Brewer Kiwanian Herb Hopkins of Eddington stopped by recently to tell us about the event, which is fun for all who enter and play, and even more worthwhile for those who are helped by that participation.

The 18-hole tournament, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Hermon Meadow Golf Club, is open to all. You don’t have to be an expert golfer to enter, and if you come up with a great team for the four-person scramble, you might just walk off the course with a nifty prize.

In addition to prizes for low gross and low net teams, closest to the pin and longest drive, Newport Ford offers a new car for the hole-in-one contest.

With a traditional emphasis on helping children through its program “Children, Priority One,” funds raised at previous tournaments have helped support the Eastern Maine Medical Center Pediatric Wing, and helped with the development of the Pediatric Trauma Program there.

At Thanksgiving, Brewer Kiwanians provide food for needy families and gifts for needy children at Christmas, and sponsor the annual children’s Easter egg hunt.

But it’s not just your $60 entry fee — which includes the greens fees, cart, prizes and post-tournament barbecue by Steve’s Stagecoach Cafe — that makes this fund-raiser such a success.

Hopkins pointed out that area business also support the tournament with the purchase of hole sponsorship and by donating prizes.

Entry forms are available from any member of the Brewer Kiwanis Club, or by calling Hopkins, 843-5357, or Rudy Larez, 843-5443.

Members of the Island Falls Playground Project Committee recently received a contribution of $500 from Katahdin Trust Co., for which they are very grateful.

Community members and businesses have made not only monetary donations to the project, but generous contributions of materials, land and labor as well.

The basketball court has been completed. The next phase is to install playground equipment for small children and a walkway around the area.

Look for the committee cookbook which will soon be on sale. If you’d like to contribute to the project, contact committee treasurer Bunny Meyer, 463-2102.

If you drive by Puddledock Road Farm in East Corinth and see a young Holstein heifer grazing there, think of the good it will do, eventually, for the Cooperative Extension Service through the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation.

Joan Tate is the first in our area to raise a purebred Holstein heifer for this project. It will be sold in the fall to benefit the 4-H Foundation.

Gordon Andrews, president of Central Maine Agway, donated a ton of grain and a truckload of hay for the project, and Calvin Elliott of East Corinth provided 600 pounds of hay.

She was exhausted but happy when she called us just before our recent vacation.

Librarian Betty Ann Seelenbrandt reported the Stetson Public Library is $1,800 closer to its $8,000 goal to furnish its new facility following the yard, bake and book sale fund-raiser held the end of July.

“It was fabulous,” she said of the response to the fund-raiser.

“The bean-hole beans were the best ever, and we even had some Shrine clowns on their way home from a parade who stopped for a while and helped encourage people to come in.”

Today and Saturday you will help the Orono Health Association when you make a purchase at the Orono Thrift Shop located on Birch Street, which is off Pine Street.

A special $1-per-bag sale, and a half-price sale in the boutique shop run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHA.

Here’s an opportunity for charity-minded Boston Red Sox fans to help a community organization and at the same time take a chance on winning two luxury-box tickets for the baseball game between the Sox and the New York Yankees on Sept. 9, in Boston’s famed Fenway Park.

The tickets, $10 each, are offered by New England Sports Network to aid in the restoration of the Bristol Mills vestry of the Bristol Congregational Church. The Bristol Ladies Aid Society bought the building for the church in 1912.

Interest in the tickets has extended the entry deadline to Aug. 28. The winner will be entitled to two seats in NESN’s luxury box and may choose to sit in the open or the enclosed room, complete with first-class treatment including food and beverages throughout the game. The second prize is a baseball autographed by Boston Red Sox players.

Tickets may be obtained in person at King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta; C.E. Reilly & Son, New Harbor; Riverview Market, Pemaquid; or King Ro Market, Round Pond. They may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Bristol Congregational Church, P.O. Box 154, Bristol, 04539.

The Standpipe, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; 990-8288.

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