Hunger tour benefits food pantry

The 10th annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour made stops in 10 communities, including Gorham, on Nov. 10.

In Cumberland County, the tour stopped in Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Gray, Naples, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Windham. A food pantry in each community received a check for $110 each (commemorative of this being the tour’s 10th year), which can purchase more than $1,500 in food through the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Free child seat inspections

The Gorham Fire Department will have a child car safety seat inspection from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Public Safety Building, 270 Main St.

Deputy Fire Chief Ken Fickett said this week that 50 to 60 percent of seats are not properly installed and seats after five years are unsatisfactory. Fickett also said some child car seats had been recalled.

For more information, call Gorham Fire Department at 839-6762

Morin in garden program

Gorham Garden Club member Mary Morin will lead a boxwood tree-making workshop when the group meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in First Parish Church, 1 Church St. The public is welcome to attend and participate.

Cost is $10 and can be paid that evening. RSVP to Linda Frinsko at [email protected] or 839-3878.

Bank sponsors ‘Anything is Possible’ contest

Grade 5 students from five elementary schools in Gorham and Westbrook are finalists in the “Anything is Possible Contest,” sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank.

Gorham Savings Bank challenged students to create a poster depicting what could be possible with hard work, dedication and imagination. Submissions were accepted through Oct. 31.

The winning student will win $1,000 for their classroom to help expand educational programs, fund field trips and purchase supplies. Finalists represent Village, Narragansett and Great Falls schools in Gorham and Congin and Canal schools in Westbrook.

The grand-prize winner will be announced on Dec. 2.

Through Friday, Nov. 25, friends, family and community members will have the chance to vote on the poster that best represents, “Anything is Possible.” Posters are available online for public voting at

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