Gorham Lions members recently placed 100 U.S. flags on  utility poles in Gorham villages. Pictured, from left, are Flag Project Chairman Ryan Irish, Gary Olsen, Jim McFarlane, Ken Aldrich, Jim Burnham and Ash Pike.

Lions post the colors

As has been its outreach for many years, the Gorham Lions Club raises the patriotic spirits of the members of the Gorham community, plus the many drivers who pass through Gorham, by placing 100 flags on the prominent utility poles near the village centers.

“After the Gorham Lions run fundraising activities, a portion of the dollars raised goes for the purchase of new flags to replace weathered flags, so as to continue to honor veterans and their families,” Ken Aldrich, Lions spokesman, said in a statement.

The Gorham Lions Club meets at the old Elmwood School on South Street (Route 114) at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly and always welcome new members.

Garden club reminder

Betsy Golan, and herbalist and lecturer, will present a program when the Gorham Garden Club meets 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St.

Golan topic is “Preserving the Harvest.” The public is welcome.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on May 19 that the U.S. public debt was $19,212,451,626,242.62.

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