Special Olympics Winner

Ten-year-old Cameron Landry started with the swim program at RSU 14 when he entered kindergarten. He swam every Friday at St Joe’s pool. Over the last five years Cam has transformed from a child terrified of the pool to a boy who loves the water. On April 10, Cam swam at Special Olympics hosted at Bates College. He placed third in the freestyle swim and second in the breaststroke. The fact Cam can swim is a miracle. He was born a 2-pound preemie, and doctors had predicted he would be born without the use of his arms and legs. With many hours of physical therapy and help from the supportive staff at Raymond Elementary School, Cam has overcome many obstacles. Not only does Cam excel at swimming, he also excels at playing the piano and tap dancing. Congratulations to Cam and his family for their many accomplishments.

Garden Tour of 2015

A whole year sounds like a long time to wait, but plans are under way to select gardens for next year’s Garden Tour. Anyone interested in having their garden considered for next year’s tour, please contact Elissa Gifford by phone 655-3399 or email [email protected]. All eligible gardens will be visited by the end of June this year and choices will be made by the end of July for inclusion in the 2015 Garden Tour, to give owners time to plan and prepare.

Academic Success

Marybeth Noonan has been named to the Lyndon State President’s list for receiving a 3.94 GPA at Lyndon State College. Marybeth is majoring in Electronic Journalism Arts. She will be taking two classes at Lyndon State this summer and in doing so will be able to join the school’s new station, News 7, a semester early. After finishing her summer studies, Marybeth will return to Raymond where she provides child care for visitors staying Migis Lodge.

UCan 5K

Have you registered for the UCan 5K yet? There is still time! Come run or walk the second annual UCAN 5K and kids Fun Run on June 14. The course is flat and scenic along Sebago Lake. It starts and ends at Mill Street in Raymond, heading down Main Street to Route 302 and back into Main Street to Mill Street.

Registration is at the park from 7-8 a.m. the day of the race or register online at: www.active.com/raymond-e/running/distance-running/u-can-5k-2014. Groups or teams of 15 or more please contact Ed Gagne at 252-5112. Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run starting at 8:30. Prizes awarded to top female and male within each age group. Age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus. There will be prizes raffled, however, you must be in attendance at the time of the drawing. Music will be provided by Flamin’ Raymond and Sizzlin’ Susan and a moon bounce and dunk tank will be adding to the fun. Cost to register is $20 before June 1 or $25 after June 1. T-shirts are available for purchase at $10. Volunteers are still needed to help with clean up, timers and water stops. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Suzi Bradford at [email protected] or register to volunteer at signupgenius.com. For more information you can also visit U Can 5K facebook page.

The UCAN 5K is an event put together in honor of Candace Woolston who passed on Christmas Day 2012. Candace will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, educator, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, friend, and a true community leader. All proceeds go to support the Mill Street Playground, a place very special to Candace.

8th Grade Fundraising

The eighth grade class at Jordan-Small Middle School will be holding a car wash on May 24 from 9-11 a.m. at 1263 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) in Raymond. All proceeds will pay for end-of-year celebratory activities for the graduating eighth grade class. Any remaining funds will be given to next year’s eighth grade class. Car washes are given on a donation basis.

Annual Plant Sale

Spring has finally arrived and the Raymond Village Library’s Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 7, from 7-11 a.m.

All gardeners, plant and flower lovers: Now is the time for cleaning out those flowerbeds, dividing and replacing your favorite plants. The RVL’s Plant Sale can use all those extra plants you will be thinning out or removing to make room for new seedlings.

Please bring any plant donations to the library on June 6, the day before the sale, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Perennials are very popular, as are ground covers, flower shrubs, vines, bedding plants and annuals. For more information, call Marie at 221-0568, email [email protected] or Elissa at 655-3399, email [email protected]

Cameron Landry received two medals at the Special Olympics swim meet held April 10 at Bates College.  

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