Honoring those who served

Westbrook observed Veterans Day Sunday with a parade and ceremony at Riverbank Park.

In brief remarks, Mayor Bruce Chuluda urged all citizens to honor veterans and Chuluda read a poem, eulogizing veterans who gave their lives. Carolyn Bourgeois and Romeo Boucher of Post 62 of the American Legion carried flags. A scout color guard included Ryan Lund and Mike Kelley of Boy Scout Troop 83, along with John Tibbetts and Matt Kelley of Cub Scout Pack 97 of Portland.

Braving chilly temperatures and cold wind, about 40 people attended the ceremony, which included a sing-along of patriotic songs.

Salvation Army cooks up holiday dinners

The Salvation Army will serve a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Monday at 5 p.m., to some 80 people, at its Westbrook location, 11 Bridge St. In addition, The Salvation Army has partnered with another organization in the Westbrook community to provide Thanksgiving baskets.

The Salvation Army’s Portland Corps Community Center has provided food baskets and food vouchers to 125 needy families. The organization also expects to serve about 50 people on Thanksgiving Day at a noon luncheon in Old Orchard and provide food baskets, including turkeys, for approximately 130 families.

In total, more than 1,000 men, women and children in the Greater Portland area will enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year as a result of The Salvation Army’s holiday feeding efforts.

For more information, contact Craig Evans or Patricia James at 774-6304.

Turkey for seniors

The Westbrook Senior Citizens will be served a turkey dinner at noon on Monday at Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St.

A meeting at 1 p.m. will follow the meal. Angie and Pat – The Jubilees – will entertain.

City parking ban starts

The winter parking ban goes into effect on Nov. 15 and continues through April 15. Parking is prohibited on any street for more than one hour from 12:01-6 a.m.

The following locations are available for overnight parking: Mechanic Street lot (behind CVS); Church Street lot (Warren Congrgational Church); Dunn Street Legion lot; Ash Street lot; Warren ball field lot (Stevens Avenue); Bicentennial Park/Ramp Park lot; Warren (outdoor) Pool lot; Lincoln Street Skating Rink lot; and Walker Library lot. Permitted parking spots are designated with signs.

Cutline (Veterans Day 1)

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