Masks spring up

Raymond Village Library has new spring-themed face masks, created by Mary Laturnau, available for purchase. Laturnau designed, sewed and donated each of these beautiful masks with sizes that will fit for both adults’ and children’s faces. Masks are $4 each and can be purchased at the library during regular library hours. For more information or to see the library hours, visit or call 655-4283.

Right on pointe

Maine Dance Center student Emma Fletcher recently had the honor of dancing at Youth America Grand Prix, an international ballet competition and scholarship program. Contributed / Lori Fletcher

Emma Fletcher is 12 years old and dances at Maine Dance Center in Raymond. She recently had the honor of dancing the Youth America Grand Prix. The YAGP is an international ballet competition and scholarship program. She was invited by her dance teacher, Rhiannon Pelletier Guerrette. Emma has danced for 8½ years, and her dream is to be a professional dancer one day or principal ballerina. Congratulations on this terrific accomplishment and honor, Emma!

Auction for great causes

Raymond Parent Teacher Organization is having a silent auction to help support events, special teacher requests, scholarships for graduating students and field trips for students at Jordan Small Middle School and Raymond Elementary School. The PTO provides funding to teachers to help offset the cost of these events and to help support the curriculum they are teaching. Bidding on the silent auction items will begin May 17. You can like and follow the Facebook page at and look for the auction under “Events.”

More item donations are needed, such as gift cards, experiences, items for themed baskets,  crafts and handmade items. Get creative and let the PTO know what you can offer the auction. If you don’t have anything to offer but you want to help, email the team at [email protected] for more information. If you are interested in serving on the board or have questions about serving,  email [email protected]

Takeout roast to go

Raymond Village Community Church will host a Pot Roast Supper Takeout from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Delicious takeout-only meals of pot roast and gravy, potatoes, green beans, carrots, a roll and a brownie for $12 will be available for pickup at 27 Main St. The meals will be hot and ready to take home and enjoy. To order your meals, call the office at 655-7749 and leave a message with your name, the number of meals you would like and the time you will pick up the meals. Or, if you would rather, you can send the same information in an email to [email protected]

Making a splash

For many years now, Raymond residents have looked forward to the announcement about swim lessons at the lakefront in July. Keep your eyes open and your calendars ready. On the Raymond Rec calendar, there’s a Level 4 & 5 (Advanced) nine-day class focusing on stroke refinement beginning July 5. Online, it appears that enrollment dates will begin Friday, May 5, and end June 18.  The program registration fee is $50 for residents and $55 for non-residents. For details, go to

Alissa Messer can be contacted at [email protected]

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