Class donates to food pantry

North Yarmouth Academy’s class of 1961 recently donated $775 to the Yarmouth First Parish Food Pantry. 


Pumpkin fest success

Camp Sunshine’s annual Pumpkin Festival raised more than $50,000 for its mission to help children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

The festival, held on Oct. 29 at L.L.Bean in Freeport, drew thousands to the area, despite the early snowstorm.

About 5,200 jack-o-lanterns were lit as snowflakes filled the air. The event featured activities for kids, a corporate pumpkin carving challenge, and a whoopie pie eating contest.

For more information about Camp Sunshine’s programs, go to www.campsunshine.org


Mosaic mural donation

Amanda Edwards, a stained glass mosaic artist from Cape Elizabeth, recently donated a mosaic mural to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The piece took her five months to complete.

To see the mural, go to www.mandolinmosaics.com.


Clothing needed for kids

Open Hands Open Heart, an outreach program that provides clothing for kids in need, is looking for donations.

The group is collecting clothing for kids up to 17 or 18 years old.

Winter jackets, boots, hats, mittens, snow pants and other winter items are needed.

The group is especially in need of boys’ pants, sizes 5 through 8.

Items can be dropped off from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at 67 Ocean Park Road.

For more information, call 286-9939.