Free Thanksgiving meal

Roxanne Moody and a staff of volunteers are preparing for their 13th annual Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 24.

The meals will be prepared at Mister Bagel, 13 New Portland Road, where they may be picked up. Volunteers will deliver meals to those who cannot pick them them up.

“We cannot promise what time your meal will be delivered; it will be Thanksgiving Day afternoon. This all depends on how many meals we are putting out. We will call you when we are on our way to you. The expectation is that you be home to receive this free meal,” Moody said in an announcement. “Another expectation is if you are diabetic or have any food allergies, you take responsibility for what you eat.”

To reserve a meal, contact Moody at 839-4516 and leave a message with your name, how many dinners are requested, address and phone number. Or, email [email protected] with the same information and put “Thanksgiving dinner” in the subject line.

Tree lighting, light parade

Lighting up the holidays File photo

Gorham Recreation Department will sponsor its annual parade of vehicles decked out with holiday lights on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Parade vehicles will line up at 3:30 p.m. at J.P. Noonan Transportation on Main Street and roll out at 4:30 p.m. It will arrive at Robie Park near the high school at 5 p.m. A tree will be lit in the park. Ball Park Road will be closed to traffic from 4:15 to 6 p.m.

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Those interested in participating with a vehicle or float should contact Zachary Lambert by emailing [email protected] and include a name, company name and vehicle type.

Church clothes closet

The Mission of Hope clothes closet is open 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturdays monthly at Cressey Road Church, 81 Cressey Road, Gorham. Donations are accepted during closet hours.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on Nov. 15, 1972, that Kenneth Sawtelle was chosen as president of the  Gorham Historical Society.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Treasury Department reported on Nov. 9 that the U.S. public debt was $31,243,642,975,784.19.

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