GFWC Newport Woman's Club members attended the GFWC Maine Fall Conference on Thursday, October 9th at the Best Western Plus in Waterville. This was a chance to meet with other General Federation of Woman's Clubs throughout Maine and share ideas and experiences. In addition to the general business portion of the meeting, the Maine State President, Marjorie Goodwin, introduced her project and their initiative for the next two years, Elder Abuse Awareness. Speakers from the Maine Council on Elder Abuse Prevention and the Family Violence Project presented information to both educate and motivate the club members in their work for this initiative. For more information contact Mary Kate Cole, Secretary at

Standing: Sandy Allen, Norma Leighton, Sharon Wing, Sheri Walsh, Gerry Richardson, Nancy Underhill, Mary Kate Cole. Seated: Donna Friend.
Students of the Nokomis Latin Club are seeking donations for UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) and will continue to do so until they meet their goal of $500. Students Trick or Treating on Halloween will have UNICEF fliers for the donors. Participating students will have UNICEF collection boxes. Donations of all sizes are appreciated and 100 percent of all money collected goes directly to the organization. Pennies, quarters, dollars, whatever you can give is appreciated. For more information, call Nokomis Regional High at 368-4354.
UNICEF is affiliated with the United Nations and has as its goals health, education, equality, and protection for all children in the world. The tradition of Trick or Treat for UNICEF began in 1950 in the United States, when Philadelphia school children went door to door carrying decorated milk cartons to collect money. Since that first Halloween collection, 100s of millions have been raised to provide medicine, better nutrition, clean water, education, emergency relief, and other support to children in more than 160 countries. Millions of children now participate each year in Halloween-related fundraising campaigns in the United States and many foreign countries.
South Sangerville Grange meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month starting on Saturday, November 1st. There will be a potluck lunch at 12 PM followed by the meeting at 1 PM.
The Valley Grange Bookworm Program at Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford will begin on Tuesday, October 28th. Grangers will be visiting the school every Tuesday and Thursday to listen to second and third graders read books of their own choice.
For more information about the program or becoming a bookworm, contact Walter Boomsma at 343-1842 or visit