Marathon blood drive next week

The sixth annual American Red Cross Marathon Blood Drive will be held 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Cinemagic Movie Theater, 183 County Road, in Westbrook.

To make an appointment, call the American Red Cross at 800 RED CROSS or visit All presenting donors will receive a Marathon Blood Drive T-shirt and a free movie pass.

Class of ‘50


The Westbrook High School class of 1950 celebrated

its annual mini-reunion on July 22 at Keeley the Katerer.

Bill Randall organized the event, notified classmates and was master of ceremonies. Harriet (LeClair) Caron greeted classmates as they arrived.

Bill O’Gara, class president, told the gathering how pleased he was with the turnout. Ruth (Johnson) Webster held a moment of silence in remembrance of classmate Ernest Libby. Webster offered grace for the luncheon and, as at other reunions, brought 90 of her homemade Needhams to share with classmates.

Those attending included Bruce Saunders, Casco; Edna and Don Thorne, China; Angeline and Bob Tuttle, Franklin; Pauline (Tirrell) Langley, Gorham; Madeline (Stevens) and Gordon McLucas, Gorham; Rita Goyet, Old Orchard Beach; Ruth (Johnson) Webster, Gorham; Theo (Doucette) Arsenault, Old Orchard Beach; Judy and Jim Hall, Otisfield; Eleanor and Clarence Mitchell, Scarborough; Eleanor (Lovering) Stetson, Scarborough; Bill Randall, Scarborough; Irene (Methot) and Earle Fenderson, South Portland; Irene (Aube) Patterson, Lewiston; and Fay (Dame) Camire, Buxton;

Those from Westbrook were Theresa (Gorrie) Arey, Enoch Barton, Harriet (LeClair) Caron, Joanne and Elmer Larson, Margaret (Kennie) Lowell, Lauretta (Lauzon) Gallagher and Bill O’Gara.

Also attending were Jeanne (Guimond) Landry, Windham; and Lewis Welch, Slingersland, N.Y. Guests were Pat Caron, and Jim Zaharis, both of Westbrook.

Randall said the class motto is Carpe Diem, seize the opportunity.

Cottrell earns degree

In May, Katherine L. Cottrell of Westbrook received a bachelor’s degree during the 2011 commencement ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith colleges in New York.

Cottrell, the child of Susan M. Cottrell, majored in philosophy.