David Manchester, member of the Southern Maine Chapter of Maine Sons of the American Revolution, presents an award to Eagle Scout Collin Jones of Gorham. The award included an Eagle statue, cash, maps of the Revolutionary War and a solid silver American Eagle 1-ounce coin.

MK Kitchen won the Golden Spoon award in the ninth annual Taste Walk on June 5 in Gorham. Sebago Brewing was second and PineCrest Inn, third. Pictured, from left, are Kati King of sponsor YoungLife Sebago; Matt Mattingly, PineCrest Inn; Lisa and Mitch Kaldrovich, MK Kitchen; Scott Engelter, manager, Sebago Brewing’s Gorham location; and Drew King, chairman YoungLife committee .

Jones honored
The Maine Sons of the American Revolution recently presented an award to Eagle Scout Collin Jones, the state winner of its Eagle Scout contest for the 2015 contest year.

Jones is now  entered in the national contest with winners to be announced the second week in July at the 126th Annual National Congress in Boston. The first three places will receive a total of $20,000.

He is the son of Carol and Trevor Jones. Jones, a Gorham graduate on June 12, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Dance team showcase
The Centre of Movement is showcasing its competition team in a fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Spire 29, 29 School St., in Gorham.

Tickets are $5 and sales help support the competition team. Centre of Movement has locations in Gorham and Limington.
Concert series on lawn
Gorham’s free, annual outdoor concert series continues with the 207 Wind Orchestra playing from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, on the lawn at the gazebo next to Baxter Memorial Library on South Street.The group offers high-quality performances of the best works written for winds.

The series, sponsored by Gorham Recreation Department, continues through Aug. 16. Parking is available along South Street or in the parking lot behind Gorham Municipal Center. Those attending can take picnics along with blankets or lawn chairs.

Free Army band  concerts
The Maine Army National Guard’s 195th Army Band will perform a free concert from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, in the McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave.

The show follows the Army National Guard’s Rock Band, which will play at noon on Thursday, July 7, on the lawn at the gazebo next to Baxter Memorial Library on South Street.

U.S. taxpayer debt
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on June 23 that the U.S. public debt was $19,259,812,422,016.47.

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