Renowned gospel performers, from left, Richard, Kelly, Dell and Susan Hyssong, will sing at New Gloucester Bible Church the evening of June 9. Contributed / Patti Mikkelsen

Hyssongs to perform

The Hyssongs family quartet will perform at the New Gloucester Bible Church at 218 Lewiston Road at 6 p.m. June 9.

The group has received many accolades for their Southern Gospel sound, combining family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments.

They have performed at more than 225 events annually throughout the United States and Canada. They minister in churches, auditoriums and on gospel singing cruises, along with television and radio.

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Maine Shape Note Singing

A Shape Note Singing event will take place at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village summer meetinghouse, 707 Shaker Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

Participation is free and it is not a performance or rehearsal. Each participant sings independently, facing the group in the form of a square, to form harmonies. No experience or religious affiliation is necessary to join.


Go to or contact the Shakers at or 926-4597 for more information.

Book and bake sale

The Friends of the New Gloucester Public Library invite the public to its spring book and bake sale from noon to 3 p.m. June 9 at the Community Building, 381 Intervale Road.

To donate books for the sale, bring them to the library at 379 Intervale Road during open hours. The Friends are particularly looking for children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction.

Donations are limited to two cartons or four grocery-sized bags. Containers will not be returned and library staff will not be available to assist in unloading donations. All materials should be clean and free of odors, mold and mildew. Reader’s Digest Condensed books, encyclopedias, text books, magazines, VHS tapes, DVDs and CDs are not accepted at this time.

Girl Scouts honor Pelkey

Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of Maine announced this year’s adult awards, a series of honorable recognitions presented to exceptional volunteers for their above-and-beyond efforts within their Girl Scout Service Units. This year, Anne Pelkey of New Gloucester was honored with the Appreciation Pin.

The pin is an award given to a volunteer or staff member who provides exemplary service in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that has had a measurable impact on two or more troops in one or more geographic areas.

As a Nidoba Service Unit Manager, Pelkey has reinvigorated the unit by fostering teamwork and creating a sense of belonging, according to GSME. She was recognized for her organization, consistency and ability to see the bigger picture.

GSME awarded the Appreciation Awards and other adult recognitions at its annual celebration May 11 in Fairfield.

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