Rescue Unit


Windham Historical Society is planning a program on Monday, May 24, about Windham’s first Rescue Unit, and how it got started back in 1967/68. The society is seeking people who served back then and also photos that can be borrowed. If you served on the Rescue Unit, please contact Norma Rogers, 892-5608, or Kay Soldier, 892-5381 or [email protected], for more details.

Yard Sale called

The Yard Sale was called because of rain! The sale will be Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Human Resources Building, 377 Gray Road, Windham. Please come to the sale and take home many bargains while helping provide happy holidays for many Windham youngsters.


“Speakout” with Bill Diamond will be televised Friday, May 21, on Windham’s Channel 7 from 7-8 p.m. This month’s topics will be the gubernatorial race, a legislative roundup and tax reform. Special guests will be Windham Little League girls’ softball team sponsored by Bill Diamond.

Bean supper

Cornerstone Assembly of God, Cottage Road, Windham, will be hosting a bean supper Saturday, May 15, from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu includes a variety of beans, salads and a few casseroles as well as breads, rolls and plenty of homemade desserts. Adults $6, children 6-12 $3 and under the age of 6, no charge. For more information, call 892-5980.

Memorial Day events

Honoring our veterans is what it’s all about. The Memorial Day parade begins at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, May 31, followed by ceremonies at the high school and rededication of Field Allen American Legion Post 148 and an open house at the Veterans Center. Community members and organizations who wish to participate in the parade and join Windham veterans and the town may contact Don McCormack, [email protected], or Dave Tanguay, 892-1306. Parade organizers are looking for military service members, veterans, individuals, groups, and organizations including scout groups, youth groups, civic and social groups and any others who would like to help celebrate Memorial Day.

Collecting books and DVDs

On Saturday, June 5, the Windham Hill UCC holds its second annual book and DVD sale. For information, contact Sylvia Sullivan at 655-3559 or [email protected] Donations of gently used items can be dropped off at Fellowship Hall at the designated place.

Thrift shop

North Windham Union Church runs a thrift shop downstairs in the church building on Route 302, North Windham. Everything is very neatly organized and reasonably priced. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

Native American artifacts at library

Some wonderful Native American artifacts are on loan from Eugene Stuart of Standish, and will be on display through May 28. He has collected over 200 pieces from the local area, many of which are on display at the Windham Public Library. He has taken great care to preserve them and kept the discoveries to himself for dozens of years. Eventually the collection will be given to the Maine State Museum in Augusta. Stop by the library for a look at this fascinating historical collection. For information, call the library at 892-1908.

Yard sale

Windham Historical Society is looking for good used items for the annual yard sale at Summer Fest. Items may be dropped off in plastic trash bags any time at the society on the Windham Center Road. Please: no clothes, electronics or heavy pieces of furniture. Items left at the end of the sale will be donated to another nonprofit. Call Linda Griffin at 650-7484 for pickup.

In need of clothing?

Windham’s Human Services operates the Clothes Closet where a nice selection of children’s and adult clothing is available free of charge – everything from shoes to coats, jeans, dresses, spring and summer items, too. The sloset recently relocated to the lower level of the building where the Food Pantry is located. The Clothes Closet is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon, and on the first Monday each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m., so those visiting the Food Pantry may also visit the Clothes Closet.

Win groceries or a kayak!

In order to help offset the cost of the DARE program in Windham, a DARE Stimulus Raffle is being held. Prizes are two $350 oil cards, two $300 grocery cards, two $250 gas cards and a Perception Prodigy recreational kayak! All proceeds will go directly to the DARE program and the raffle winners will be drawn on homecoming weekend at the high school. Prizes have been donated by State Farm Windham office (Tricia Zwirner), Westbrook Auto Service (across from the Prides Corner Drive-in) and Cobb’s Collision and tickets can be obtained from any of those places. Each ticket costs $10. You do not have to be at homecoming in order to win. For more information, contact Mark Cobb at 892-5795 or [email protected]

Chicken cookout

Join the Windham Land Trust on Saturday, June 5, for another wonderful chicken cookout at Friends Church, Route 202, across from the Public Safety Building. Good eating starts at 5 p.m. and will last until the chickens are all gone. Tickets are $10. Each meal includes a half chicken, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, pie, rolls and beverage. Weather permitting, tables will be set up outside as well as inside the church. Takeout containers will also be available.

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