DAR chapter brightens holiday season for veterans

Members and friends of the Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently visited the Maine Veterans’ Home during the holidays to honor the residents there who have served the country.

During the visit, members gifted the residents with 398 pairs of socks that were donated by chapter members and decorated with red ribbons and handmade gift tags. Earlier in the month, chapter members reached out to Line Elementary School in Newfield as a community project to involve the students. They spent the afternoon with them putting tags and ribbons on the socks.

Eleven handmade shawls and 10 calendars also were given by members to those residents who wanted one for their room. Catherine Fisher and Chris Nichols provided delightful music and a sing-along in the halls and the rooms.

Members helped the residents jingle bells. Puzzles and bingo were also enjoyed by the residents; their prize was a Santa hat.


F.W. Webb, Toys for Tots provide bikes for children

A partnership between F.W. Webb Co. and Toys for Tots of Central Maine has resulted in more than 60 new bicycles on their way to central Maine children.

The bikes were donated by Webb customers and manufacturing partners during the store’s annual “12 Days of Christmas” customer appreciation and celebration event.

Five collection boxes of toys also were given to Toys for Tots. Three members of the Marine Corps – Capt. Thomas Wallin, First Sgt. Jeff Langella, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Roberson – accepted the donations and joined a customer and vendor luncheon celebration that also featured giveaways and raffles.

F.W. Webb also purchased and distributed about 70 deluxe art kits to the Wiscasset Middle School in appreciation for the student art the school provided for display at the “12 Days of Christmas” event.


Library fetes many winners of Christmas art contest

The Dyer Library and Saco Museum announced the winners of the People’s Choice, Students’ Choice, and Student Art Contest awards for the recently held “Reflections of Christmas: Past, Present, Future, the 12th annual Festival of Trees!”

People’s Choice Award winners were: Grand Prize – “Mischievous Christmas,” decorated by Diane Lockhart; First Runner-up – “Protect and Serve,” decorated with pictures of local law enforcement officials by Sen. Justin Chenette; Second Runner-Up – “Reflections” decorated by Sandy Riley; and Third Runner-Up – Glimmers of “Happy Days,” decorated by Ferry Landing Community.

The Students’ Choice Award went to: Grand Prize – “Protect and Serve”; First Runner-up – “Mischievous Christmas”; Second Runner-Up – Glimmers of “Happy Days”; and Third Runner-Up – “Seaside” decorated by Denise Blanchard. The Students’ Choice award was selected by students who came to the museum for guided tours.

Student art contest winners included Grand Prize – Lilli Metcalf, Grade 5, of Dayton Consolidated School, and Honorable Mention – Brady Higgin, Grade 2 of Fairfield School. First Place winners: Kindergarten, Brayden Koelker, Jameson School; Grade 1, Colin Straets, Young School; Grade 2, Emily Descoteaux, Fairfield School; Grade 3, MacKenzie James, Biddeford Primary School; Grade 4, Laila Suey, C.K. Burns School; and Grade 5, Abigail Binette, Biddeford Intermediate School.


Elementary school forms Student Leadership Team

Wells Elementary School administrators and teachers recently formed a Student Leadership Team, composed of students who will function as a form of student council in this leadership development initiative.

This fall, two students from each of the school’s third- and fourth-grade classrooms were nominated by their teachers to represent their classmates at monthly meetings scheduled through May.

The current group of 18 students will meet with their seven staff advisers to address school spirit and ways to “pay it forward” in the community.

Teachers were asked to nominate students who could represent the interests/needs of all classmates and would be committed to serve on the team for the entire school year.

Pam Lear and Mirna Davila will serve as team advisers.

In recent meetings, team members have been listing ideas on how to increase “school spirit” and how to “pay it forward” to the community, involving fundraiser work to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

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