Women honor past presidents

Past presidents of the Westbrook Woman’s Club were honored guests at a recent meeting.

Those who attended were Constance Kimball, Judith Reidman, Marjorie Eames, Marcia Willock, Margaret Robie, Nancy Curran, Frances Fogg, Evelyn Meserve and Elaine Spiller, presiding officer.

The Maine Federation of Woman’s Club state president, Gloria O. Leveille, of Limerick was the guest speaker.

New member Marion Rich was introduced by Jean Thomas, membership chairperson.

The club will be hosting the Festival of Trees on Dec. 5.

Trinity Lutheran Church says thanks

On Sunday evening Nov. 5, Trinity held a banquet to honor all the people involved in a project to help celebrate the church’s 125th anniversary in 2007.

The project was a decision by the congregation to update their facility. The plan is to remodel the church’s fellowship hall and kitchen and install a new handicapped access to the basement in the form of an elevator lift.

“It’s become a proud accomplishment to mark the milestone the church will celebrate at it’s 125th,” said Brenda Orach , social ministry chairperson.

The meal was prepared by several members of the church and was a success despite the unfortunate accident on that evening that cut power to a wide area of Main Street, including the church. “Luckily, the meal was all cooked and was in warming trays ready to serve,” Orach said.

She said the newly installed emergency lights and candles at all the tables provided just enough light for a special evening. Betty McIntyre, the choir director, provided some light music during the meal. During dessert, special thanks were given individually to all those involved in the project.

“Without the help of those individuals, the new changes would not have been possible,” Orach said. She thanked the following individuals for their time, effort and donations: Ted Deschambeault for his work in organizing and general contracting of the project; and members Doug Moreshead, Jane Sinclair, Steve Orach, Tom Perrey, Jamie Burns, Becky Lilley, Alice Deschambeault, Merilee Bryant, Werkenesh Leta, Rena Wynn, Jo-Ann Graffam, Alitza Wildes, Krista Wiedman and others.

Some of them also painted, stained windows and doors, demolished old materials, provided stained glass art work, stripped the old kitchen of all dishes, food, linens etc., and once completed, put it all back together. Mike Knight, owner of Hillside Lumber, and his sister, Marsha, designed the kitchen, cabinetry, windows, trim, columns and first -loor lift entry.

Brian Aaskov, donated two new sinks and helped with plumbing along with Jim Calhan and helped with removal of the old kitchen stove. Donald Henigan, the prime contractor and electrician, donated hours of labor replacing all the lights in the basement and helped with the marble entry on second floor lift entrance and new basement stairway.

Mark Jensen and his company donated labor to install the kitchen cabinets and trim in honor and in memory of his father and mother, Maynard and Greta Jensen, longtime members of the church. Irene Discatio helped find a deal on a new heavy-duty kitchen stove and dishwasher.

Some of the outside vendors that worked on the project were painting contractor Robert Forstner and Guy Toothacher of Northeast Painting. They donated their labor to paint the interior walls of the basement and work on the columns and trim. Neil Mckenzie and Howard Jones from the Hutting Co. donated nine split columns used in the basement. Reggie Ford from Androscoggin Lift installed the lift and Bob Rickett from Asbestos Abatement Co. removed hazardous materials.

Mike Charek provided for architectural work and Stone Age Inc. did work on the granite countertops. David Michaud of DMT ConstructionInc. did the waterproofing for the kitchen and bathroom walls and installed the new floor for the basement and kitchen. Peter Henckel provided the work on the stove’s hood and fan.

Country musicians Christmas party

The Pine Tree State Country Music Association is having its annual potluck Christmas party, from 1-5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Westbrook American Legion Post 197, 300 Conant St. (Route 25).

Admission for members is $5; $6, others.

Musicians are invited to take instruments and join in the entertainment by Slim Andrews, Owen Clark, Bobby Le, Russ Connell, Otto Proctor, Country Jim Palmer, Ken Wentworth and George Tondreau.

For more information, call 490-1232 or 247-4611.

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