Strike out hunger

The Lady Vols, no not the University of Tennessee basketball team, but the Lady Volunteers at the Windham Food Pantry will be bowling at Colonial Lanes in Westbrook on Monday, April 21 to raise money for the Windham Food Pantry.

Bowlers will include Sandy Wain, Mary Vandenburgh, Diane Loring, Corinne McMennamin, Bonnie Littlefield, Cyndi Perkins, Carol Taylor, Pat Vigue and Madeline Roberts.

The bowlers are hopeful that every business or organization in Windham or any private citizen that can will sponsor the team at a flat $10 or an individual at any amount from $1to $5. If sponsoring an individual please indicate which one, as the volunteer with the most sponsorship will receive a free hot dog at the concession stand following the competition. Perhaps each business will have their employees join and give $1 each towards this worthwhile event.

At the pantry, volunteers are seeing eight new families each Monday night that have not yet used the pantry this year. Last year the pantry provided 181 Thanksgiving and 160 Christmas baskets to needy families as well as 262 children with Christmas gifts.

If anyone would like to watch the bowling, please come Monday, April 21at 6:30 p.m. “Since most of us have not picked up a bowling ball in 35-40 years it should at best be a night of comedy and error,” said Roberts.

Sponsorship money may be dropped off at the town clerk’s office at Windham Town Hall, in the Human Resources Building at 377 Gray Road, or mailed to the Windham Food Pantry at 8 School St., Windham, ME 04062.

A sunny return

Mary Bouchard of Falmouth Road, has returned home after spending a week in Mims, Fla. She visited with some neighbors from Windham, who spend the winter in Mims. The weather was great and she got a break from the snow.

Alumni meet

The Windham High School Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Windham Public Library meeting room to begin plans for the annual alumni banquet in May. Anyone who attended Windham High School and would like to help with this project is urged to attend.

The association is the oldest organization in Windham and has held annual banquets since the early 1900s (except for war years). Hundreds of people annually enjoy this gathering. For more information, contact Carol Waig or Kay Soldier.

Trip south

Clayton and Kathy Haskell of Harriett Avenue, have returned home from a trip down south. They traveled to Tennessee and Alabama to deliver some cattle. There was a dusting of snow while they were in Alabama and the whole city shut down.

Historical society meets

The Windham Historical Society will present Rodney Quinn of Gorham Monday, March 24. Quinn, a former secretary of state, has written extensively on various historical topics. He will share thoughts and answer questions about his book “Gorham During the Great Depression” at 7 p.m. at the Windham Public Library in the meeting room. He will bring copies of his books to sell and sign that night. The public is welcome. Proceeds of the book sales benefit the Gorham Historical Society and Gorham Public Library.

Coming home

Rita Bernier of Webb Road recently spent one day in Maine Medical Center. She had minimal lateral invasive hip surgery, a total hip replacement. This is a new procedure, she went in March 11 and came home March 12. She is feeling much better.

Healthy lessons

Come listen to Libby Woodhead, a former second-grade teacher and loving mother to two daughters, as she addresses the type 2 diabetes epidemic, childhood obesity and over-consumption of sugar and processed foods Wednesday, March 26 at the Windham Public Library from 6:30-7:45 p.m..

Woodhead’s passion for health and wellness led her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. In June, she will become a certified holistic health counselor and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Those interested in attending need to RSVP at 838-0874.

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