Thursday, December 12, 2013
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THE MASSABESIC LIONS Club, Fraternal Lodge No. 55, served a ham dinner to raise money for a matching grant of $25,000 received by the Alfred Elementary School Parent Teacher Club. The dinner's proceeds totaled $1,000 and the Lions Club will make up the difference to get the fund off to a good start.
DURING THE ELEMENTARY School's fifth grade graduation ceremony, Janice Staples was recognized for 34 years of services to RSU 57. She started working as secretary for all six elementary schools when the district was MSAD 57, including the towns of Alfred, Waterboro, Newfield, Shapleigh, Lyman and Limerick. In 1985, she assumed the secretarial position at the Alfred Elementary School, where she has worked for the past 15 years. She is retiring from the district
CAMP SUNSHINE has reached the halfway point in a $250,000 challenge issued by the JTG Foundation. The challenge is to help the camp kick off its next 25 years of service, matching all 2010 gifts of $25,000 and above, up to $250,000. As of last week, the camp had raised $125,000. Camp Sunshine provides a family vacation for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families free of charge. This matching donation will endow 20 family sponsorship funds in perpetuity.
THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION of the Kennebunks and Arundel has financed 13 student and professional development programs for the 2010-2011 school year totaling more than $36,000.