The Star-Herald

Society holds largest fundraiser

The Haystack Historical Society held its annual baked ham fundraising dinner last Saturday, Sept. 8. 2018, at the museum, located at 1565 Main St. in Mapleton.

Alice Shepard, society president, thanked all who came out to the museum.  She said, “The turnout of diners was excellent with many who have been attending this dinner for more than a decade.”

The dinner menu consisted of the finest baked ham, which was low in salt, prepared by Ivan Pratt of Chapman.  Along with the ham, there were two kinds of baked beans (high-test and low-test), two types of green salad prepared by Dana Allison and homemade rolls.  A variety of sweet treats was served to the diners.

The dinner was the society’s largest fundraiser of the year.  

Everyone is invited to enjoy another excellent dinner in support of the Haystack Historical Museum on the second Saturday of September in 2019.

Balloon Photo Contest

The Mapleton Lions reminds the many amateur photographers who snapped photos of the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest that they can enter the COMBF amateur photo contest.  Photographers have until Sept. 21 to send their entries in to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce Office.

There are two age divisions: age 18 and under and age 18 and older.  Rules of the contest are online at the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest website ( or at the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  

There are cash prizes as well as the publication of the winning photographs in next year’s Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2020 Calendar.

Absentee Ballot Request

Voters can request an absentee ballot by completing and submitting their request form online at  The form can also be printed out and mailed or hand-delivered to the town office clerk.

2018 Mapleton Rec Soccer

The Mapleton Recreation Soccer Program is underway.  The schedule for practice and travel games can be found on the Mapleton web page at

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at

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