We express our sympathy to Corinna Hersey on the death of her fiance Deven Drossel. Also to his daughters Jillian and Katherine Drossel of Gardiner. Condolences to his family and siblings in California as well on this loss.

Fundraising Dinner

Nathan Soule is going to Chile as part of a Rotary Youth Exchange. There will be a dinner to help him raise money at Hope Elementary School on June 8 at 5 p.m. Adults, $7 and children, $4. There also will be gift basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle.

Community Luncheon

Last Thursday, May 2, was the last Senior Community Lunch for this school year. You missed a great meal of chicken, mashed potato, vegetable, salad bar and ice cream (14 people showed up for this). Overhearing one of the cooks – this meal will be repeated in the fall. Where are you? You are missing a great meal for only $4. The only thing you have to do is call the day before for a reservation.

Have you seen the elephants?

Last Wednesday, May 1, my husband and two sons and I went to see the elephants. If you haven't you should do so. All you have to do is either call 230-7830 or visit to make a reservation. Dr. Jim gave a very interesting talk and answered all of our many many questions. His assistant Annette Tolman was also very informative. This is not a petting zoo or show but a chance to learn and observe. School, scout and summer camp groups are welcome and can be done on Skype – keep in mind reservations are required. So far the elephants have been visited by more than 1,000 children and approximately 5,000 adults. Dr. Jim tells about where the elephants came from and some of his background with elephants. Many different businesses have helped Dr. Jim and we would like to thank them – Rankins, Aldemere Farms, Coast-Side BioResources, French & Brawn and Hammond Lumber Co.

Class of 1960

The Camden Class of 1960 will have their next lunch Friday, May 10, at The Offshore restaurant at noon.

School Dates to Remember

Eighth-grade graduation is Friday, June 14.

To contact Francina

I have moved upstairs at Windward Gardens and have a new telephone number. My new number is 236-1085.