Ralph Perry of Gorham shows his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria in the 2021 Lions Club Classic Car Show. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Lions’ car show

The 14th annual Gorham Lions Club’s Classic Car Show is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Gorham Middle School on Weeks Road.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Car registration is $10.

Art contest for recycling

Maine recycling firm ecomaine will select as many as six winning entries to turn “silver bullet” recycling containers into something more colorful with a strong recycling message. The public has been invited to enter a design for a metal canvas measuring 22 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 10 inches.

Ecomaine encourages individuals, community groups and schools to submit their designs centered around reduction, reuse, recycling and sustainability.

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 23 for its “Recycling is a Work of Art” painting contest.

Winning designs will be selected by ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee in September, to be painted in the fall. Painters will receive a $500 stipend as well as reimbursement for up to $500 in supplies.


These containers will then be shipped around Maine and New Hampshire to collect community single-sort recycling.

To be eligible, artists must live or work in one of ecomaine’s member communities. If you wish to enter the contest, designs must be submitted on templates provided by ecomaine. All templates, rules, guidelines and timelines – as well as examples of past winners – are available on ecomaine’s website ecomaine.org.

Roy lawn concert

Gorham’s own Franco-American fiddler Don Roy will be in concert 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the gazebo on the lawn at Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on July 26, 1972, that George Ayers, assistant professor of physical sciences at USM forerunner University Maine Portland Gorham, was studying astronomy in a six-week graduate program at Columbia University in New York.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on July 21 that the U.S. public debt was $30,527,507,691,286.76.

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