Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 51 of Windham, led by Scoutmaster Barry Wilson and Assistant Scoutmaster Brian Butler, attended Camp Roosevelt at the Katahdin Scout Reservation in Eddington from July 3 to 9. Each scout earned three or four merit badges each including badges in small boat sailing, pioneering, leatherwork, environmental science, mammal studies, pioneering and rifle and shotgun shooting. The troop took second place in the camp-wide relay that had legs in running, canoeing and swimming.

Veterans

Mr. Robin Shepard, State of Maine Veteran’s Advocate, will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Windham Veterans Center located behind the Hannaford’s Mall in North Windham on July 27 to assist veterans in applying for benefits. This is a free service and no appointments are necessary.

Appraisal Day

A heritage appraisal day will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Windham Public Library. Bruce Bell will be the appraiser. There is a $5 charge per item with a limit of three items per person. This will benefit the Windham Historical Society. This is being publicized early so people will be able to gather their items together.

Barbecue

Don’t forget the chicken barbecue on July 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Friends Church. There will only be 100 tickets available and the cost is $6.50. You may get them from Historical Society members or at the site.

Meeting

The Swesgustagoe #49 Pocahontas of Cumberland hosted the visitation of the Great Pocahontas, Faye Warman, on July 18. Several members from Windham attended the meeting.

Reunion

The Windham High School graduating class of 1964 can’t wait for their five-year reunions. Instead, they have an informal get together on the last Saturday of July each year. The event will be hosted again this year by Gary Plummer at his Gray Road home. Attendance is not limited to the class of 1964. Anyone who ever attended school with this class is invited. In the past, graduates from the late 1950s through the late 1960s have attended. Many people who attended Windham schools and moved away before graduating have also attended. The gathering will begin at 6 p.m. For more information call Gary Plummer at 892-6088.

Car Show

Stan and Cheryl Page recently returned home from a trip to Nova Scotia. They went to the Atlantic Nationals which is a huge car show there. They took their ’69 Chevy Camaro. Some food for thought, gas there was $ 1.02 a litre!!

Grandson

Senator William and Jane Diamond became the proud grandparents of Luke William Akey on July 1. He was born at Maine Medical Center, weighing in at 8 lbs. His parents are Dr. Karen and Peter Akey of Standish. Luke also has two older sisters, Holly who is 4 years old and Scarlett who is 18 months old. He also has another grandmother, Holly Akey of Edison, New Jersey and a great grandmother, Emma Estes.

Class of 1980

The Windham High School class of 1980 is having their 25th year class reunion in August and would like to make sure that everyone is included. If you have not been contacted or know of someone, please contact: Judy Hodgkins Vance at 892-2305 or Beth Hamilton Hall at 892-5587.

Marriage Intentions

Marriage intentions on file in the Town Clerks Office:

Jeremy M. Perkins, Lookout Lane, Windham and Linda M. Murphy, Gorham Road, Scarborough.

John R. Chalk II, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Robin M. Sebold, Phil Hunt Road, Windham.

Gerald V. Campbell and Karen I. Lougee, Cobb Farm Road, Windham.

Kyle H. Tave, Nashua, New Hampshire and Whitney M. Keller, Hudson, New Hampshire.

Thought of the week:

Determination can take you as far as you want to go!!


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