Schools opening Aug. 30

School will open on Wednesday, Aug. 30, for all grades except kindergarten, which starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Grades 10, 11 and 12 will have early dismissal on Aug. 30. A “dry run” for kindergarten will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, with pickups starting at 8:15 a.m.

Parents who haven’t received a yellow postcard or new students to the district should contact the Transportation Department by Monday, Aug. 21.

Brownies brighten lives

Westbrook Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2317 made May baskets and door hangers to cheer the residents of Spring Brook Nursing Home.

Carol Conant, Erica Mulkern and Victoria McKinley are the troop leaders. Girls who participated were Destiny Lemire, Gabrella Nealey, Halee Phelps, Grace Conant, Morgan Mulkern, Abby Babcock, Alexis Redmond, Moriah Lepage and Faith McKinley.

Alumni soccer

The Westbrook High School alumni soccer game is set for Aug. 24, at Olmsted Field.

The girls’ game will be at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 8 p.m. Alumni players will be provided game jerseys.

Salvation Army free children’s fair

The Salvation Army on Bridge Street is sponsoring a children’s fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Riverbank Park.

The fair includes magic, games, food, face painting, prizes and fun. All events and food are free.

Trask on dean’s list

Robert Trask has been named to the dean’s list for the spring and summer semester at the University of Southern Maine.

He is the son of Suzanne Trask of Westbrook and Bill Trask of Old Orchard Beach.

As part of his summer studies, Trask participated in an intensive theater workshop in New York City. He is majoring in communication and media studies.

Heatley excels academically

Melissa Heatley was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

Congratulations on 60th

Ernest and Frances Dugas were honored on their 60th anniversary with a surprise party on July 15 in their home.

In attendance were their children and their spouses Roger and Nancy (Dugas) Barr, Greg and Pam Dugas, Rick and Leona Dugas, Steve and Pam (Dugas) Wark, Eric and Junie Dugas and Dick and Ann (Dugas) Butterfield.

Their grandchildren who attended were Denise Barr and guest Mike Ferron, Jeremy and Renee Dugas, Mason and Jennifer (Dugas) Irish, Erica Wark, Jarryd Wark, Hillary Dugas, Lacy Dugas and Zachary Dugas, Brent Butterfield and Serena Wilcox and Amy Butterfield.

Great-grandchildren who attended were Jillian and Owen Dugas, Cassey Irish and Caitlin Butterfield.

‘Got Milk?’ campaign at Smiling Hill

The “Got Milk?” 2006 Milk Mustache Mobile Tour will be at Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road (Route 22), Westbrook, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 19.

The event will include a free health assessment of your body mass index, a chance to pose for your own milk mustache photo and wagon rides.

For more information, call 775-4818.

Silver screen sing-along

Reindeer Theatre Company will present “Silver Screen Sing-Along” this weekend at Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St.

The show times are 7 p.m. on both Aug. 18, and Aug. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 20.

“It’s a fun show not only because of the great music that’ll be presented but because it brought out some new Westbrook/Gorham area talent – some that are active with church choirs and community choruses and some that are making their stage debuts,” said Louis Philippe, the show’s director, who will also be singing in the ensemble.

The cast includes Ruth Covell, Russ Glidden, Themia Raymond, and Rita Ann Smith, all of Westbrook; Kathy Johnston of Gorham; Janet and Kim Kelley of Portland; and Haley Osgood of South Portland. Nick Place of Portland, who has many theater credits, will play the piano.

The audience will be encouraged to sing-along, Philippe said.

All seats are $10. For reservations, call 857-9002.

Elevator drawing Wednesday

A lucky winner will take home $400 in a drawing during the Tony Boffa concert Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Riverbank Park.

The raffle benefits the elevator fund at the Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 of the American Legion on Dunn Street. Mary McGuirk, a past post commander, said it marks the fourth year of the fund drive, which has raised $30,000 so far. But she said the project would require up to $150,000.

“I need help from our Westbrook citizens to get this elevator at Post 62,” she said. “I believe there’s an angel out there to help us.”

There are 13 prizes donated by area businesses. Tickets are $1; six for $5.

50 years ago: Serving in Africa

Rev. Gerard J. Grondin of Westbrook was serving as a missionary to Tanganyika in British East Africa in August of 1956.

He marked his seventh year in Africa. He supervised activities of 35 priests, 12 Maryknoll sisters and four brothers who staff 11 missions.

Cutline (Dugas) Mary McGuirk and Bob Burton of the Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 sell raffle tickets during a recent concert in the park. The post is raising money for an elevator its headquarters on Dunn Street,.Displaying the Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 banner on Friday, Nelson and Sue Graham flank Mary McGuirk at the traveling Vietnam Memorial War in South Portland. Nelson and Sue Graham both served in the Army’s Signal Corps. He served in Thailand and Okinawa while she served in the states. McGuirk served as an Air Force nurse in Vietnam.

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