January 18, 2022
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Supper to benefit Bangor man hurt in car crash

Friends of Bruce Green of Bangor, who was involved in a serous automobile accident in early January that left him paralyzed from the chest down, will be happy to know he is home.

Happy doesn’t describe Green, however. Susan Sigouin of Advantage Payroll Services in Bangor, a co-worker of Green’s wife Kim Green, said, “He is ecstatic, just ecstatic,” to have been able to return home on Tuesday.

“Everything went very well,” Sigouin said. “They’re doing just fine.”

Kim Green is the office manager for Advantage Payroll Services. Her co-workers have organized a Benefit Bean Supper for the Green Family 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the VFW Hall on Canoe Club Road in Hampden.

Tickets are $6 per person.

They will be available at the door, or can be purchased by calling Kelly Strang days at 945-0152, or evenings at 848-0815.

The benefit supper also includes raffles and a door prize.

Bruce Green worked 25 years for Lane Construction, Sigouin explained, and for 18 winters he delivered heating oil for Dead River Co.

“His face would be familiar to many in the Greater Bangor area,” she said.

If you are unable to attend the benefit but would like to help the family during this time, contributions can be made to the Green Family Account and mailed to Bangor Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 1151, Bangor 04402-1151.

Womancare/Aegis Association of Dover-Foxcroft is a community organization working to end domestic violence.

Womancare is currently seeking volunteers to work for its Helpline program.

To prepare individuals for this volunteer opportunity, Womancare is conducting a six-week, 36-hour training program each Monday and Wednesday at a time and site to be announced beginning Monday, March 15.

No previous Helpline or hot line experience is necessary and University of Maine continuing education units are available to those taking the course.

Helpline workers need only be enthusiastic, dedicated and able to support one another in this work, according to volunteer program coordinator Ginger Hutchins.

Volunteers’ efforts help support and validate callers’ feelings, explore options, provide information about domestic abuse and confirm the caller’s right to live a life free from violence.

For more information about becoming a Helpline volunteer, call Hutchins at 564-8165.

A Baked Bean Dinner to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s Bangor Chapter will be 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the Community Room of the Parish Center at St. Mary’s Church, 768 Ohio St., Bangor.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children or $15 per family.

However, if you want to eat at home, just “come by and pick it up. We will pack it to go,” said St. Mary’s Youth Minister Lynn Ryan.

Participation of church youth is a key to this benefit, she added. Ryan said the young people will be assisted by interested church members.

“One of the things we do in Youth Ministry is teach kids to give back to community, especially people who are struggling, and that’s what Habitat does.

“It finds a way for those who are struggling to get their first home,” Ryan said.

All proceeds benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

“We are serving everything homemade,” Ryan said. “Bob Campbell is famous for his homemade baked beans and yeast rolls, and we’ll have cole slaw, hotdogs, cookies, pies, gingerbread, brownies, and homemade macaroni and cheese for the kids.”

Those who are unable to attend the benefit but would like to help can make a check payable to Habitat for Humanity, Bangor Chapter, and mail it to the church at the address above.

For more information, call Ryan at 862-2708 or 942-1643.

Jan Cox reports St. John’s Women’s Council is hosting a “Grand and Glorious Irish Feast” at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, March 13, followed by an auction at St. John’s Catholic Church on York Street in Bangor.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

The feast includes ham, corned beef, cabbage and all the trimmings, plus beverages and dessert.

After the meal “the auction will be emceed by the famous Ric Tyler,” Cox wrote.

“We know it’s going to be loads of fun.”

And, if you don’t want dinner, she added, you can “skip the food and come to the auction at no charge.”

Auction items range from those small enough for the most conservative bidders, to more significant ones, such as a summer rental at the ocean’s edge.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; 990-8288.


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