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Organizers make plans for Homecoming 2018

Plans are in the works for Homecoming 2018.  Many events will return, while some new activities will take place.  Save the dates of Aug. 9-12 and come enjoy all the festivities.

Thursday night will be the ice cream social at the Aroostook Health Center.

Friday will see events at the Fire Station and park area including the Rotary Car Hop dinner, music, vendors, a movie, paint and sip and a special “no-bake” baking contest for kids. Bingo will also be on tap at the Legion.

Saturday will see breakfast at the Legion, and a parade followed by events at the high school including the junior high soccer tourney, music, vendors, car show, book sale and more.  

Anyone wishing to set up a booth should contact Kathy at 540-6325.  For more information go to

Library Happenings

Events happening at the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library in Mars Hill include the following:

Graduation Raffle: The library has a basket of goodies just right for that graduate who will go off to college in the fall, including lots of stuff your grad will need from towels and snacks to notebooks and laundry soap.  It will also include a small microwave — just right for their dorm room. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the library.

A Rock Painting Craft Night will take place on Monday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Please join us as we paint rocks to hide around town for folks to find and re-hide.

Looking for LEGOs — the library will hold a LEGO party on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone with LEGOs that they are willing to donate to the library should call 429-9625.

A Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The library is also conducting a Bikes for Books effort this summer.  For more information, contact the library at 429-9625.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center.  

The guest speaker was Hollie Umphrey, executive director of the Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District.  She spoke about working with area farmers to protect the soil by using ditching, hedgerows and more to keep soil in the field instead of running into area streams.

She also spoke of the importance of three- and four-year rotations on the crops being planted.  Some new rotation crops being planted include sunflowers, carrots and more.

There will be a new feature done on WAGM called “Ag in the County” that will show planting from start to finish – from planting to delivery.

The Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District will host their 76th annual meeting on Saturday, June 16, at the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club with a dinner and auction to follow.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of June 13-19 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Noodle Exercise at 9:30 a.m. Card Games at 1:30 p.m. and Mars Hill United Baptist at 6:30 p.m.  Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Game Time at 1:30 p.m. Friday will feature LCR Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Father’s Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday will feature Karaoke with The Deschesnes at 1:30 p.m.  Sunday is Father’s Day and will have televised church available in the day room. Monday will feature Nails with Shallie and Melissa at 9:30 a.m., a Bonanza Outing at 11:00 a.m. and Communion at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., and a Houlton Farms Dairy outing at 2:00 p.m.  

All of these activities are subject to change. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, call Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill will host Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available.  

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 551-6791 or e-mailing

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