Community briefs

Dec 17, 2012
One of two gingerbread houses offered at Gibbs Library in Washington.

Gingerbread house raffle

WASHINGTON — Two gingerbread houses are being raffled by Gibbs Library. Both are on display at the library. One is a replica of the town's Prescott Memorial School. The other is a house and barn created by Joanie Dean.

Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or six6 for $5 and are available during regular library hours. The drawing will be held Saturday, Dec. 22. Proceeds benefit Gibbs Library programs.

Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Road, Washington. For more information, call 845-2663.


Waldoboro fire truck parade, holiday singing to welcome Santa

WALDOBORO — Santa will be arriving in style on Sunday, Dec. 23 escorted in a Fire Truck Parade and accompanied by the sound of horns and sirens. Everyone is invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to sing Christmas carols to welcome Santa’s appearance at 6 p.m.

Santa will be distributing candy gift bags to children and taking the children’s holiday requests in a new, specially built “Santa Fire Station” located at the Christmas tree across from the Movie Pizza Shop in downtown Waldoboro.

Families can stroll through the downtown village and enjoy viewing the enchanting and imaginative gingerbread houses and creations displayed in windows of downtown village stores.

This event is sponsored by the Waldoboro Firemen’s Association and has been a tradition for more than 75 years. It is free to the public.


Camden First Aid a Toys for Tots donation site

CAMDEN — "Since childhood my brother Ben and I have grown up in the public safety family, our father a now retired fire chief of Thomaston and our mother was once an ambulance attendant and is now a respiratory therapist at Miles Memorial Hospital. We have always been involved in giving back to the community at a young age, from assisting in setting up the Santa display at Montpelier in Thomaston, to volunteering at our local soup kitchen. Now as adults we continue to volunteer for local ambulance services and fire departments," said Ellie Adams of Camden First Aid Association.

This year the CFAA staff were trying to come up with ideas as to how to assist in giving back to the community and decided to become a drop off site for Toys for Tots.

This is a charity offered by the U.S. Marine Corps, they help hundreds off less fortunate families afford presents for their children at Christmas time.

"My siblings and I know first hand how important these groups are as we our selves, as children, have received from a charity like this one," Adams said in a news release.

Christmas is a time for giving If everyone donated one unwrapped toy, in its original container, to this or similar charities then no family would ever have to worry about their child's Christmas.

Stop by CFAA any time, as it is open 24/7 for toy donations, the Toys for Tots box will be at CFAA until Thursday, Dec. 20 and the toys will start being distributed to families Dec. 21 and 22.

Holiday wrap

CAMDEN — On Saturday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public may drop off gifts at The New England Real Estate Company, 2 Bay View St., to have them wrapped. All donations benefit the Camden-Rockport Middle School Japan Exchange Program.

Attorney accolade

CAMDEN — William "Sandy" H. Welte of Camden was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law.


From left, Kathleen Meservey, Danielle Hutchinson, Ben Adams and Ellie Adams.
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