Westbrook-Gorham Rotary’s Pizza Challenge drew a big crowd to the Westbrook Community Center April 20. The fundraising event was so successful that organizers say they are planning to hold it again next year. Contributed / Westbrook-Gorham Rotary

Profenno’s, Frog and Turtle pizza winners

A large turnout of hungry pizza connoisseurs at last week’s Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club  Pizza Challenge judged Profenno’s Pizzeria and Pub’s as the best tasting and Frog and Turtle’s “Bacon Got Better” pie as the most creative.

In other prizes, Lorraine Faherty won two round-trip Jet Blue tickets, courtesy of Phil Spiller Jr.; Lisa Bush, one year of Amato’s pizza; Patty Kenney, 50/50 raffle; Tanner McMahon, a $50 Amato’s gift card; and Cassidy LaCroix, a pizza pool float.

The challenge, held at the Westbrook Community Center, raised more than $10,000 for  Rotary programs, including scholarships and efforts to fight food insecurity and homelessness, according to Spiller, the event’s chairperson.

Together Days auction seeks donations

Lorraine Glidden and Deb Shangraw of the Westbrook-Gorham Community Chamber are looking for businesses that would like donate items for the Westbrook Together Days auction June 3.

The Westbrook Gorham Community Chamber is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax exempt. Proceeds will go to Westbrook High School and the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center and for scholarships at Gorham High School.

Shangraw can be reached at shangrawd@outlook.com. Together Days gets underway June 2. For more information, visit westbrooktogetherdays.com.


Saccarappa Concert Series kickoff

The Saccarappa Concert Series will start 7 p.m. May 8 at the Conant Homestead, 89 Conant St., Westbrook, with Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor. Suggested donation is $10 to $15.

The series continues through Sept. 22/ Visit the Conant Homestead Facebook page for a complete schedule.

Scholarship applications due

The Friends of Walker Memorial Library offer a “bucks for books” scholarship to a Westbrook High School senior. The $1,000 scholarship is meant to go towards books and school supplies.

Applications are due Friday, May 5. To qualify, you must have an active library card, write a letter about a memory of the library and tell the Friends where you will be attending college.

Applications can be emailed to info@walkerfriends.org or mailed to Walker Memorial Library at 800 Main St., Westbrook, ME 04092.

For additional information visit walkerfriends.org/scholarship.

WHS class of ’78 reunion

The Westbrook High School class of 1978 will gather at 6 p.m. June 17 at the Frog and Turtle restaurant, 3 Vallee Square.

The cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact Sandie Hatt Rogers at slrogers@myfairpoint.net.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on April 25, 1973, that the Westbrook Woman’s Club met April 10 for its annual meeting and luncheon at Westcustogo Inn.

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