Vets’ Day 5K benefits Honor Flight Maine

Wells Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Veterans’ Day 5K on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. The 5K run/walk will start and end at the Wells Elks Lodge, 356 Bald Hill Road, Wells.

Proceeds for the event will benefit Honor Flight Maine. The first 100 registrants will receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt. Parking is available onsite. Snacks, burgers, refreshments and adult beverages will be available to purchase at the Wells Elks Lodge for spectators and participants throughout the event (bring ID).

Prizes will be awarded to male and female in the following categories: Overall, Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

For registration information, visit, call 646-2451 or visit

Seashore Trolley Museum invites members of the community to participate in evening trolley rides on Saturday, Oct. 26 to support Ben’s Fight, Inc., and Trolleyween, an annual event at the museum to celebrate the last day of their regular operating season, held on Sunday, Oct. 27. Courtesy image

Trolley museum plans Halloween events


Seashore Trolley Museum invites all who celebrate Halloween to participate in two family-fun activities this weekend.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the museum will host a special evening to raise funds for Ben’s Fight, Inc., a nonprofit that supports families in southern Maine whose loved one is battling cancer.

Treat the family to evening rides on the museum’s private heritage railroad from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Trolleys will be decked out in lights, and participants are encourage to wear costumes.

Tickets are $7 per person, $25 for a family four pack, and children two and younger are free. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Ben’s Fight, Inc.

On Sunday, Oct.27, the community is invited to participate in Trolleyween to celebrate the last day of the regular operating season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

All guests will receive treats and the opportunity to search for lollipop ghosts hidden around the museum.


Lucky guests who find a ghost will be entered into a raffle for a free family membership for the 2020 season. Ghosts will be replenished throughout the day to ensure guests visiting at any time on Trolleyween have the opportunity to play. Wearing costumes is encouraged.

Admission to Trolleyween is regular museum admission: $12 for adults, $10 for adults 60-plus, $9.50 for youth 6-16, $5 for youth 3-5, and free for youth under 3. All proceeds benefit the Seashore Trolley Museum.

The museum is located at 195 Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport. Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest electric railway and transit museum.

For more information, please visit or contact 207-967- 2800, ext. 111.

Annual Project Pilgrim scheduled for Nov. 28

On Thursday, Nov. 28, Community Harvest, a local nonprofit organization, will host the 21st annual Project Pilgrim at St. Martha’s Church on Route 1 in Kennebunk.


Project Pilgrim is a complimentary Thanksgiving Day dinner for community members to come together and share a meal and fellowship.

Dinner will be prepared by head chef Mario Barros along with dozens of other volunteers. It will be served buffet-style from noon until 1 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made in advance by calling 967-1911. Callers are instructed to leave a message with name and the number of guests who will attend. Guests may request a meal delivery to their home or transportation to and from the dinner, as well.

In 2018, Project Pilgrim served dinner more than 300 people, including guests and volunteers. The event is a way for neighbors to get to know each other while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving meal.

Project Pilgrim is an annual community-wide effort which so many families have made their holiday tradition. While some come out and volunteer to help out in the kitchen and the dining room, others come and enjoy the turkey with all the fixings.

“We’re so thankful to have chef Mario Barros at the helm directing an army of volunteer cooks,” said Jeanne Gomez, Project Pilgrim co-chairperson and member of Community Harvest’s board of directors. “We are looking forward to greeting our friends and neighbors and celebrating Thanksgiving together.”


Barros and his team will make the traditional Thanksgiving offerings such as turkey and stuffing along with his famous cranberry chutney. Community Harvest hopes that local businesses will consider donating desserts.

Additional donations of harvest decorations and turkey breasts will be accepted. If interested in making a donation of any kind, call 967-1911.

Community Harvest was founded in 1999 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Kennebunk, Maine.

The organization focuses on providing food and emergency community assistance for those living in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel, and offers all services free of charge. In addition to Project Pilgrim, Community Harvest hosts the complimentary Noel Dinner on Christmas Day, as well as Harvest Café, a complimentary dinner for the community on the third Thursday of every month at the Lutheran Church in Kennebunk.

More information about programs and services offered by Community Harvest can be found by visiting or by calling 967- 1911.

Absentee ballots available at Kennebunkport town clerk

Absentee ballots are available at the Kennebunkport town clerk’s office for the upcoming state referendum and special municipal election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Village Fire Station.

Village Fire Station is located at 32 North St. in Kennebunkport. Those with questions about absentee voting or the election should call the town clerk at 967-1610.

The last day to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Oct. 31.

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