Dinner and DVD

Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook, will host a New Orleans inspired buffet dinner on Saturday, serving traditional foods such as muffelettas, jambalaya, gumbo, cornbread, pecan pie and more.

The evening will also provide a viewing of the DVD showing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina as well as the people, worksites, progress and experiences of the New Orleans Mission I team that spent a week helping with the Lutheran Disaster Response in October.

The team will leave the day after the buffet dinner on its second volunteer mission to support rebuilding efforts in the New Orleans area. Several members from Trinity will be joining in the efforts in New Orleans. They include Michael Knight and son, Jarret Knight; Jane Sinclair and Becky Lilley will return; and newcomers JoAnne Graffam and Betsy Anderson will join the team for Mission II.

Dinner proceeds will help fund this second mission.

Seatings are at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $5 for children (under 10). For reservations, call 854-5653 or e-mail [email protected]

Peoples to serve on national committee

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Glenn Cummings recently appointed Rep. Ann Peoples, D-Westbrook, to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures Transportation Committee.

The National Conference of State Legislatures provides legislative research and technical assistance to state-level policy makers. The Transportation Committee is comprised of state legislators and staff who meet periodically to review and develop transportation-related policy positions.

Peoples is serving her first term in the House. She serves on the Maine Legislature’s Transportation Committee – an assignment she requested so she could focus on improving local public transportation as well as roads and bridges.

Morgan named bank executive

Maine Bank & Trust has named Julie Morgan, Westbrook, assistant vice president and market manager for the Scarborough branch.

Morgan has been in the hotel management business and in 2003 joined TD Banknorth, originally in collections and later became the business development and sales manager for their supermarket branch in Standish. Her most recent position was assistant vice president and small business lender for Pepperell Bank & Trust.

She attended Baruch College and Newbury College.

Gorham chorus in Westbrook concert

The Gorham Community Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

Supporting the troops

Staff and students at Cosmotech School of Cosmetology in Westbrook wore camouflage clothing and yellow ribbons Friday in support of deployed U.S. troops.

Jean Turnbull of Westbrook, who graduated from the school April 19, suggested honoring the troops after Marine Angel Rosa of South Portland lost his life in Iraq. Turnbull had graduated South Portland High School with Rosa. “He was a great person,” Turnbull said.

Turnbull appreciated the support for the troops from the staff and students at the school. “It makes me feel so good,” Turnbull said.

Historic films program

Northeast Historic Films, a regional moving image archive dedicated to collecting, preserving and making accessible film and videotape related to Maine and northern New England, will present a program for guests and members of the Westbrook Historical Society, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the meeting hall at 17B Dunn St.

The program will show some local early film clips, including a 1928 Westbrook wedding. This program is free.

Calling cleanup volunteers

Volunteers for a city litter cleanup 8:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5, are asked to meet at Riverbank Park on Main Street.

The cleanup is part of “Join Hands Day,” a national day of volunteering. Proceeds from bottles and cans picked up will benefit the Westbrook Food Pantry. Bottles and cans also can be taken to the Route 302 Redemption Center, 26 Bridgton Road, or taken to the park.

Groups participating in the cleanup include Prides Corner Congregational Church, River of Life (Salvation Army), Trinity Lutheran Church, Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Portland, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church and Westbrook High School Key Club. Several city officials and leaders of civic groups will also participate.

Volunteers are asked to provide their own work gloves but latex gloves will be provided.

Rain date will be Sunday, May 6, 12:45-4 p.m. For more information or questions, call Michelle at city hall at 591-8110.

GOP committee meets

The Westbrook Republican City Committee invites all Westbrook Republicans to attend its next meeting Sunday, May 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the training room on the first floor of the Public Safety Building with light refreshments and a social time. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Dan Schuberth, political director of the Maine Republican Party, will be the speaker.

Those who want e-mail notification about the meetings or more information should contact the group at [email protected], or call Jo Ann Calderbank, secretary, at 856-6568.

Cutline (bballfooddrive) – The Westbrook High School baseball team, coaches and boosters would like to thank all the Westbrook residents who generously donated canned items for their 3rd annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive held on April 14. Players from the varsity, junior varsity and first team collected over 20 boxes of food for the Westbrook Food Pantry.Julie MorganCutline (Cosmo 2) a Dyke, Sue Lamb, Danielle Mercier, Lindsay Crosby, Jamie Bryant, Libby Johnson, Hannah Molina, and instructor Debra Brundage.

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