Memorial Day observance

Westbrook is sponsoring a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. May 31 at Riverbank Park, Main Street.

There will not be a Memorial Day parade this year.

American Legion posts 62 and 197 have decorated veterans’ graves at city cemeteries with U.S. flags. To notify the city of a new veteran gravesite or to report a missing flag or standard, contact Veteran Services Officer Arty Ledoux at 854-0660 or [email protected]

Gorman Foundation awards $1 million in grants

The John T. Gorman Foundation, based in Portland, has awarded 71 grants totaling $1 million to provide food, shelter and other essential services to Mainers in need through its 2021 Direct Services Grant Program.

In Her Presence, a Westbrook-based organization that works to bring immigrant women across Maine together, received $10,000 from the grant.

The largest numbers of grants this year went to organizations offering food assistance, addressing homelessness and providing other support to low-income families and individuals, such as clothing, household items and heating and electrical assistance. Other areas of giving included support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, community transportation, immigrant services and health care access.

50 years ago

The American Journal on May 5 reported that Mrs. William Stigman was reelected president of the Chopin Club. Mrs. Harry Walker was elected vice president.

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