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THANKSGIVING NEEDS

As Thanksgiving approaches and we reflect on our own good fortune, we thought it would be an appropriate time to share some information we received regarding the four families in need due to the recent fire in Biddeford.  These families were left with only the belongings they could take when fleeing the burning building.    Please contact the United Way of York County – 985-3359 for further information.
 
The United Way of York County is working with the Seeds of Hope Center to collect the following items for the four families if you are interested in donating them:
 
* full or queen size beds
* twin size beds
* dressers or bureaus
* kitchen sets
* living room sets
* Small appliances including 4 toasters, 4 microwaves
* sets of dishes (for four)
* sets of silverware
* sets of pots/pans and cookware
* Multiple sets of towels
* Bedding for full/queen and twin including sheets, blankets and pillows
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Public Bean Supper

The Masons of Orchard Lodge #215 in Old Orchard Beach will host a public bean supper on Saturday, November 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 130 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach. The supper will feature all your favorites; baked beans, hot dogs, chopsuey, coleslaw, and a variety of desserts. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
For more information contact: Seth Dube (937-2062)

Toys for Tots Fundraising Events

Friday, November 12               St. Andres Nursing Home -                                                407 Pool Street, Biddeford, Maine
                                                Night in Italy Dinner - 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial Committee is kicking off a fund raising campaign on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the High School voting polls.  The money raised will be used to create gardens for each of the wars memorialized in the Park and add to the memorials; one for the Gulf War and one for the Afghanistan War.  Volunteers will be at the High School from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to receive donations.  The Committee is asking for $1.00 from each citizens of Old Orchard Beach to honor all Veterans from the community.  Further information can be secured by calling 710-1644.

Old Orchard Beach High School National Honor Society "School Bike Rides"

For the last five weeks Mr. Don Blodgett (High School Math Teacher) and Advisor to the Old Orchard Beach High School National Honor Society has been having Friday "after-school" bike rids of twenty plus miles each ride.  Staff and employees as well from the RSU 23 school district were invited and they would ride different routes to raise money to support the National Honor Society group. 
 
This coming SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Christmas in Kennebunk

Join us for the 27th annual 'Christmas in Kennebunk" celebration taking place this year on SATURDAY, November 27th in Kennebunk’s NEW Downtown Plaza!

Gather with us on Main Street in the NEW Downtown Plaza for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Members of the 'Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir" will entertain us with carols until Santa arrives to light the tree at 5:00pm. Local merchants and friends will again be providing lots of FREE refreshments beginning at 4:30pm. Additional music is being provided this year by some local friends of Downtown.

PLEASE NOTE: for safety's sake, a small portion of Main Street will be closed to thru traffic from 4:30pm to 6:00pm by the Kennebunk Police Department. They will be on hand to help direct drivers to alternate routes and parking.

Join the community for one of its warmest traditions.

"Duffy’s Helps Save the Holidays"

Duffy's Tavern & Grill is proud to partner with the Holiday Food Baskets program to help those in need during the holiday season in the Kennebunks. 

Each year, the Kennebunk Clergy Association, in conjunction with the Town of Kennebunk, organize Holiday Food Baskets. These food baskets are filled with donated goods, including all the fixings for a family holiday meal. Volunteers from around the Kennebunks team up to compile and deliver the holiday baskets around the Kennebunk area.

This year, Duffy's Tavern & Grill is involving its guests in an attempt to raise money for the holiday basket program. Guests can donate to the food basket program directly through Duffy's. Each time a donation is made, guests will get to put their name on a turkey, which will be posted around Duffy's; the suggested donation is one dollar.