Written by Rose Dodge
Seniors recently met with Fund Drive Coordinator Jackie Corrigan to choose their neighborhood collection routes. “So far we have 22 routes assigned in Gorham, Randolph, and Shelburne. We still have four open routes. When they have been taken, we should be able to get to every neighborhood in the three towns of the coop school district – as long as seniors cover their routes thoroughly,” said Corrigan, a former business and technology teacher at Gorham High School.
Students canvassing their neighborhoods will not knock on the doors of businesses. “Dollars for Scholars is the street name of Citizens Scholarship Foundation. The focus is on citizens helping graduating seniors ― who are expected to help themselves by participating in the annual door-to-door drive,” says Corrigan. In fact, seniors who do not participate in the drive are not eligible for a DFS scholarship or for one of the many scholarships raised and offered by community organizations. She suggests that citizens who want to contribute can be prepared in advance: write out a check to Dollars For Scholars and keep it by the door. All funds collected in the door-to-door drive are distributed to Gorham High’s graduating senior class.
Dollars for Scholars is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, so contributions are completely tax-deductible. The local chapter is audited every year.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 20:26
Volunteers needed to help collect donated food for 20th Annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive Saturday, May 11
This year the group welcomes AutoNorth Pre-owned Super Store as a partner in caring to “HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER” in our communities. Since AutoNorth opened its doors they have been generously sharing the success of their auto sales business with non-profit agencies throughout the northern states. “AutoNorth is honored to have the opportunity to support this very important food drive. At the core of our business philosophy is our strong desire to give back to our communities in a meaningful manner. ‘Helping to Stamp Out Hunger’ in the Androscoggin Valley fits right into the model of our business plan. I had the opportunity to learn about the importance of this food drive and I commend the local Letter Carriers, the United Way and all the volunteers and donors that contribute to this event. My partner, Shawn Hanlon and I, and all of our employees at AutoNorth encourage you to join us in volunteering, donating and supporting this important food drive.” said Don Noyes, co-owner of the AutoNorth Pre-owned SuperStore.
Families, friends and neighbors have all felt the impact of the economy; high levels of unemployment, raising costs of home heating oil, gasoline and propane, medical care and prescriptions and the ever increasing cost of food. Just imagine the toll it takes on the elderly, the unemployed and those on fixed incomes. Call 752-3343 for more information or to register as a volunteer this year, give back to your community the United Way. Beverages and lunch donated by AutoNorth, Wal-Mart and Valley Creek Eatery will be provided to all volunteers Help us celebrate 20 years of giving by volunteering some of your time.
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Also making a huge donation of tabs was Erik Fredette of Berlin, who was unable to attend the meeting because he is currently a student at Clarkson University. All together these folks collected over 280 pounds of pop tabs! The club will happily and gratefully take pop tabs from anyone, anytime. This is just one of the many ways that Kiwanis helps give back. If you would like more information on donating pop tabs, or are interested in the many of other wonderful things the club does do, or are interested in joining Berlin Kiwanis Club, contact Jaimie, at 603- 723-3477.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 20:07
Baked Beans, fried clams, fish chowder, Indian pudding; so many foods are distinctive to New England. This talk offers a celebration of these regional favorites along with an examination of how contemporary life has distanced us from these classics. What makes them special and how do these foods define our region? Edie Clark draws from such diverse resources as Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and Hadyn S. Pearson for enlightenment and amusement. She’s written and traveled for Yankee Magazine for over thirty years; to places where baked beans are still featured prominently on the menu.
This program is free and open to the public. Call 466-2525 for more information.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 20:06