Colette Gagnon of the Windham Clothes Closet accepted 330 pairs of socks April 12 from Windham Middle School band member Aiden Hall. Hall was representing the school’s seventh and eighth grade band and orchestra, which donated the socks. Haley Pal / For Lakes Region Weekly

Middle school musicians put their best foot forward, donate socks

The Windham Middle School seventh and eighth grade band and orchestra donated 330 pairs of socks to the Windham Clothes Closet. The band was raising money to help support some of their upcoming endeavors by offering an online store selling packs of three socks for $25 per pack. One pair from each pack sold went to the Clothes Closet to help Windham residents in need. The donation was presented to Clothes Closet employee Colette Gagnon on April 12 by band leader and teacher Morgan Riley and middle school student and band member Aiden Hall.

Author talk

Author Mimi Gough will share excerpts from her memoir, “From Fledgling to Flyer,” at the Windham Public Library May 10 from 6-7 p.m. The book features letters that her father wrote while serving in WWII. They take the reader from his enlistment to training to be a bombardier in the South Pacific. The event will also be presented via Zoom. For more information, call Ray at the help desk at 892-1908, ext. 5, or email

Trail run at Lowell Preserve

Join Windham Parks and Recreation, the Presumpscot Land Trust and the Runaways Run Club on May 9 at 5 p.m. for a trail run at Lowell Preserve, off Falmouth and Little Duck Pond roads.

The Runaways Run Club is a weekly collective that offers Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday group runs for all speeds and levels. The Lowell Preserve, owned by the town of Windham, has almost six miles of trails that range from moderate to difficult. The preserve is co-managed by the town and the land trust and is a community asset offering hundreds of acres of wildlife habitat.

The run, intended as an introductory run for people of all levels of runners, will be about three miles over a variety of terrain. For more information and to register, call Parks and Recreation at 892-1905.

Paper shredding reminder

Shed unwanted paper at a shredding event Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot, sponsored by Windham-Raymond School Age Child Care. There’s no limit on how much you can shred, so take advantage of this great opportunity. There is no charge for the shredding, but donations will be happily accepted. If you’d like to volunteer or sponsor the event, call 831-7047.

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