Schools ready concerts

The Gorham High School Chorus and Chamber Singers will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the McCormack Performing Arts Center at the school, 41 Morrill Ave.

At Gorham Middle School, Weeks Road, the chorus will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and the band at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Both concerts are in the auditorium.

Catholic women cheer community

The Catholic Women’s Council at St. Anne’s has been busy, working to brighten the holidays for others.

The women’s group has assembled Christmas gifts to distribute to Sunday school children at the church. The group will sort and pack Christmas baskets at 1 p.m. Saturday for needy families in Gorham and a few in Buxton and Standish. Mary Lou Fraser and Barbara Welch of Gorham, along with Linda Theriault, Buxton, are the church’s three chairwomen for the baskets.

Sister Jackie Moreau of the church said the women’s group also would distribute fruit and vegetable platters at a holiday party for women prisoners at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.

Jennifer Warren, a Bonny Eagle Middle School student, played Christmas music on a violin when the group met at Ocean Garden Restaurant on Dec. 5. “She was the entertainment at our Christmas gathering,” Moreau said.

Willett set for law practice

Beth Ann Willett was sworn in last month after passing the Connecticut bar exam.

Willett is the daughter of Gorham Town Councilor Jane Stinchfield Willett, 10 Valley View Drive, and Dan Willett, 41 Gateway Commons.

Willett will practice law in Connecticut.

Drive to help African athletes

Gorham Recreation Department said recently Cathie Bunk is collecting outgrown soccer/field hockey cleats as well as soccer socks and uniforms (if in good shape) in all sizes to send to Cameroon, Africa.

Gail Platts, administrative assistant at Gorham Recreation Department, said a small, grassroots organization called Breaking Ground is working in Cameroon, including starting six women/girls soccer teams.

Donations can be dropped off by Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Gorham Recreation Department, 75 South St.

For more information, visit or contact Bunk at 839-3420, or [email protected]

Fair to benefit Ridgewood residents

Helene Johnson is organizing a fair Friday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. , in the recreation room at Ridgewood, 101 School St.

Items available will include crafts, scarves, hats, mittens and Avon products. The fair benefits elderly at Ridgewood, which is owned by Avesta Housing, a nonprofit agency. For more information, call Johnson at 839-2663.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Public Debt reported on Dec. 5 that the U.S. public debt was $9,163,376,546,475.03.

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