The Star-Herald

Mars Hill Rotary meets pastor

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center.  

The guest speaker was Presque Isle Rotarian Paul Howlett, Pastor of the Freedom Church in Presque Isle, located at the Aroostook Centre Mall. The church holds many special events to bring hope to The County.  Their mission is “Inspiring Hope – Changing Lives.”

Howlett said he believes that the community can work together to make a difference in people’s lives.

The church has done trunk or treat, movies under the stars, an Easter Egg Hunt and more.  They did a back-to-school blitz last year with backpacks filled with school supplies and plan on doing another next month with backpacks as well as haircuts and clothes for students.

The church is thinking outside the box in order to reach people in the community by giving them a hand up. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Library Happenings

Events happening at the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library in Mars Hill include the following: Looking for LEGOs — the library will hold a LEGO Party on Saturday, July 14 from 10 – 12.  Anyone with LEGOs that they are willing to donate to the library is asked to call 429-9625.

A Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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

Homecoming 2018

Plans are in the works for Homecoming 2018.  Many events will be returning with some new ones also planned.  Save the dates of Aug. 9-12 and come enjoy all the festivities.

NOTE: Those planning on being in the parade are asked to register as soon as possible by stopping at the Mars Hill Town Office to get a registration form or by calling Kathy at 540-6325.

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 is asked to contact Kathy at 540-6325.

For more information, go to Mars Hill Homecoming Days on Facebook.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of July 11 – July 17 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Table Tennis at 9:30 a.m., Adult Coloring at 1:30 p.m. and East Ridge Union Church 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 Lunch at Bonanza at 11:00 a.m. Friday will feature Noodle Exercise at 9:30 a.m. and Music by The Countrymen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will feature Bingo with Paula at 1:30 p.m.  Sunday will be a free day with televised church in the day room. Monday will feature Nails with Shallie and Melissa at 9:30 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 Table Tennis at 1:30 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.

Music Night

Thursday Night Music is back in Bridgewater.  From 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, stop by the Historical Building for some rousing music — to dance to or just sit and enjoy listening to.

Bingo

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 tomihen@yahoo.com.

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