Yard sale ?to help horses

Open Gates Equine Rescue in New Gloucester is hosting a multi-family yard sale July 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8 Brown St. in Gray (First Congregational Church Parish Hall) right beside McDonald’s. Many household items for sale, including some estate items. This yard-sale will be held outside but if it is raining, they will have tables set up inside the Parish Hall. FMI, call 926-5570.

Journey for sight

The Gray-New Gloucester Lions Club completed the 5-mile 2011 Journey for Sight earlier this month. Money raised by this walk helps provide eye exams and glasses for children and adults in the Gray/New Gloucester communities who cannot afford them on their own. The Lions wish to express their sincere appreciation to the many community businesses whose generous contributions make life (and sight) a little better for the people of Gray and New Gloucester.

Too hot to cook

A public supper featuring baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts and beverages will be held Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Route 115, Gray. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for under 12. The building is handicapped accessible. Contact 657-4279 (or day of supper, call 657-3279) if you have any questions.

American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 86 Gray, will hold its monthly bean supper at 15 Lewiston Road on Saturday, July 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. On the menu are pea and kidney beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads, pie, coffee and punch. The meal costs $7 for over 12 years of age; $2.50 for 5-12 year-olds; under 5 are free. Proceeds benefit veterans and their families and children in the area. Any questions, call Nancy True at 657-2661 (cell 653-3886) or Legion at 657-4884.

Bake sale

The Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Gray is holding its annual Bake Sale on Saturday, July 2 (rain or shine). It will be at the Gray Shop ‘n Save from 8 a.m. until the food is gone (usually around noon). Come and get your baked good for your holiday weekend and enjoy some delicious pies, cakes, cookies and much more.

We all “LIKE” to win

Congratulations Sheri Gonye, the first summer camp contest winner. Fiddlehead will be drawing another winner for a FREE week of summer camp each week. Through a generous donation from System Architecture.net, Fiddlehead will receive a $1,000 if they hit 1,000 “LIKES”on their Facebook page by June 30. They are thanking fans with a weekly drawing for a free summer camp. Tell friends to LIKE our Facebook page too and you can all win together!

FMI, Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, 25 Shaker Road, Gray, 657-2244, www.fiddleheadcenter.org.

Summer ?at Libby Hill

Wednesday evenings are full of fun on Libby Hill this summer as a weekly mountain bike rides and a fun-run are scheduled. If you like to mountain bike come on June 29 for a fun ride. On July 6, a 5K Fun Run and longer run (walkers welcome) is planned. All activities start at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour. Meet at the parking lot by the middle school.

For more information call Steve McPike 370-9155 or [email protected]

They currently have four openings for trails that need adoption (Moose Odyssey North/Moose Odyssey South/Deer Run/Holmquist Hollow). A trail steward is a great volunteer opportunity that allows volunteers to work on their own schedule and only requires about an hour a month. Stewards simply need to walk their assigned trail (1-1.5 miles) once a month and report back any major trail needs and remove any minor trail debris that may be in the trail.

If you’d like to learn more about being a trail steward, please contact Dwight Holmquist at [email protected]

Books and berries

Gray Public Library Summer Reading program sign-up is the week of June 21. Weekly meetings will be held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and the first meeting will be on Friday, July 1. You do not need to attend the weekly meetings in order to participate. The program is open to all levels of participation.

On Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m., you are invited to join your friends and neighbors at the Gray Public Library to taste the local flavors of the community. Karl Schatz and Margaret Hathaway of Ten Apple Farm host this monthly event featuring strawberries.

If you are interested in sharing something that you are growing, raising, or producing, please e-mail Karl or Margaret at [email protected] This event is free and open to all.

Please contact the library at 657-4110 to sign up for summer reading or stop by the Circulation Desk if you have questions on either event.

Bugs, moose ?and juggling

On Saturday, June 25, at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray, TWO: High Energy Juggling will be featured. Combining skills in juggling, contortion, acrobatics & choreography, Maine natives and brothers Matthew and Jason demonstrate teamwork, creativity, goal setting, perseverance and patience from approximately 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI, check out www.twoshow.com.

Also running is a program called “Pesky Pests: Asian Longhorn Beetles/Ticks-Lyme Disease.” Host organization, The Maine Medical Center Research Institute, will have lots of information about ticks and control of tick-borne diseases like Lyme Disease. And be on the lookout for Asian long horned beetles, they attach and kill healthy hardwood trees. FMI, check out www.mmcri.org/lyme/meticks or www.albmaine.org.

From July 2-10, The Final Charge, a massive, museum-quality display showing two huge bull moose with locked antlers and created by taxidermist Mark Dufresne of Nature’s Reflections Taxidermy in Gray, will be on display at the park. Most often exhibited at L.L. Bean in Freeport, this amazing display is on loan here for visitors to view and photograph up close.

For more information, call 657-4977, ext. 0 or go to www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Council seats filled

The result of the two 3-year term candidate races for Town Council held in Gray on June 14 is: Richard F. Barter and Lewis D. Mancini winning the two available seats.

For more information and results www.graymaine.org or call the Gray Town Office at 657-3339.

Bus trip

Tour the McLauglin Gardens in South Paris and have lunch at Maurice’s Restaurant on June 28. Sponsored by the G-NG Adult Education, this trip is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the cost of $35, which includes bus and tour only (lunch is on your own). For more information, call 657-2620 or [email protected]

Matt, Christina, Josh and John Kuchinski, Dr. Dave Guiseley,
Irene Murray, Pat Elliot and Moe Ellis take part in the recent
Gray-New Gloucester Lions Club Journey for Sight.     Courtesy

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