Bank’s $25,000 donation will aid library expansion

Wells Public Library has received a $25,000 donation from the SIS Bank to help with its planned building expansion.

The town originally delayed the initial expansion plan of The Growing Again Campaign, but an anonymous donation of $500,000 jump-started plans again, provided that the library received matching pledges.

The SIS Bank donation will help fund construction on the building, built in 1978.

For more details, go to http://wellspubliclibrarygrowingagain.weebly.com.


Fair Pageant organizers accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for people wishing to compete in the 18th annual Miss Farmington Fair Pageant, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Farmington Fair Grounds.

Preparation, rehearsals and interview competitions will take place that day, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Women in the Greater Franklin County area between the ages of 7 and 18 are inivited to participate and compete for the titles of Miss Farmington Fair (ages 15 to 18), Junior Miss Farmington Fair (ages 11 to 14), Little Miss Farmington Fair (ages 7 to 10) and Miss Hospitality (for the participant most active in the fair itself).

A snack and pizza will be provided to participants, and cash prizes will be awarded from the Franklin County Agricultural Society.

Contestants will be judged on interviews, talent and formal presentation.

Past queens are encouraged to attend in crown and banner and are welcome to perform the opening number and their own talent.

For an application, contact Lisa Bird at 839-5578 or [email protected] Apply by Sept. 15 at https://www.facebook.com/MISSFARMINGTONFAIR.


Tom’s workers volunteer at Fort Williams Park

About 130 Tom’s of Maine volunteers recently gathered at Fort Williams Park to participate in a Goodness Day to spruce up the property.

Volunteers did tasks such as removing invasive species, weeding, mulching, watering, painting structures, picking up litter and installing signs.

Since the 1980s, Tom’s, a Kennebunk-based business, has given employees 5 percent paid work time (the equivalent of 12 days per year) to volunteer with community outreach projects. Employees also spend one day volunteering for a local nonprofit.

This year, the nonprofit was the Fort Williams Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) devoted to protecting and preserving Fort Williams Park, home to the Portland Head Light.

Volunteers spent a combined 520 hours at the park.


Scout builds picnic tables for Habitat for Humanity

Cole Cerabona of West Kennebunk has completed his Eagle Scout project, building three durable picnic tables for Habitat for Humanity York County.

Cole previously met with Habitat executive director Amy Nucci to select a project that would support the organization’s affordable-housing mission and benefit partner families and volunteers.

Cole was responsible for the entire project, from designing the tables and raising necessary funds, to securing donations of materials from Deering Lumber and constructing and staining the tables. He arranged for the tables to be delivered to the Habitat ReStore in Kennebunk. The completion and quality of the project reflect Cole’s hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence and service to his community.

“We are so excited to have partnered with Cole for his Eagle Scout project,” Nucci said. “Patio furniture is a luxury for many new homeowners, and Cole’s picnic tables will allow our families to enjoy their yards even more.”

One of the tables will go to the Yearwood family for their recently completed home in West Kennebunk.