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Lions raise $9,000 for library

The Yarmouth Lions Club gave $9,000 to the Merrill Memorial Library to rebuild the circulation desk on the first floor.

Lions Club members volunteered their time to raise funds throughout the year to help support local nonprofit groups and other charitable initiatives.

The library plans to start construction of the new desk this summer.


Group to aid battery study

The Fort Williams Charitable Foundation has fulfilled its pledge of $15,000 to the Arboretum Project.

The foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established by the town of Cape Elizabeth to help maintain Fort Williams Park.

Their goal is to raise the remaining $8,000 out of $18,000 pledged to fund the Engineering Study of Battery Blair. Donations may be made to the Fort Williams Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 6260, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.


Meals on Wheels gets $600

Community Credit Union donated $600 to SeniorsPlus for their Meals on Wheels program.

The Meals on Wheels program delivers meals to seniors who are homebound, unable to prepare meals, and have no help to prepare meals.

Last year, the Meals on Wheels program at SeniorsPlus delivered more than 85,000 meals.


Scouts receive $4,000 grant

The Maine Women’s Fund awarded a $4,000 Economic Security Initiative Grant to the Girl Scouts of Maine.

The Maine Women’s Fund is a philanthropic and leadership organization for women, whose mission is to create lasting social change and build economic security for all Maine women and girls, according to the news release.

Girl Scouts of Maine has introduced girls statewide to personal money management programs like CentsAbility and the Penny Project. The organization provides services and support to nearly 16,000 girls and adult members statewide.


Hannaford raises $53,800

Hannaford Supermarkets raised $53,800 for 100 charities through its popular barbecue event, Summer Celebrations.

The event, held June 18, raised money for organizations such as United Way, the American Cancer Society and Drug Abuse Resistance Education. For a $1 donation to charity, each person received a meal: hamburger, hot dog or sausage; potato chips; and soda or water. Hannaford associates prepared and served the food.

More than 50 vendors joined Hannaford in sponsoring the barbecues, and eight donated products such as beef, cheese, buns and condiments. All proceeds went to charity.