The Star-Herald

‘Boo-tiful’ fun in Mars Hill

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Trunk or Treat and Haunted Walk at Central Aroostook High School on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

The Homecoming Committee will present the Trunk or Treat and the senior class will conduct the Haunted Walk in back of the high school.  There will also be special black and orange eggs put out for the youngsters to gather (they will need a flashlight).

The trunk fee is to make a donation toward Homecoming 2019.

Those wishing to reserve a spot for their trunk should contact Kathy Miller at 425-3771.

Even if you don’t have little ones, this is a fun time to watch, so come on by for all the spooky fun. If you are in costume, it is even more fun.

Special invitation

The board of Directors of SAD 42 invite all senior citizens (those 60 years of age or older) who reside in Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater or E Plantation to join the students for Thanksgiving dinner in the cafeteria/music room at Central Aroostook High School on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 12:30 p.m.

To facilitate planning, anyone wanting to attend must contact Wendy Grass by Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 425-2811 to make a reservation.  

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 31.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Aroostook Health Center.  The guest speaker was Mary Green, community manager for the American Red Cross. She spoke about their mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The Red Cross services include disaster services, blood services, preparedness, health-safety services, international services and service to the Armed Forces.

Green is proud of all the volunteers that she is able to call upon from Aroostook County.  So far in 2018, locals have deployed to contribute over 6,000 hours helping at various disasters.  She has deployed many times, and feels she gets as much from her service as she is able to give others.

Over 90 percent of every dollar that the Red Cross receives goes out to help at disaster areas.  In 2017, the Red Cross responded around 64,000 times and served 3,684,800 meals.

The Aroostook County Red Cross will also install smoke alarms, at no cost, for anyone who contacts them.  They installed 1,391 alarms in 356 homes in 2017 and so far in 2018 have installed 1,008 in 242 homes.

For more information on this program or to volunteer your time, call 498-5050.

Harvest Supper

The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Annual Harvest Supper will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Mars Hill.

The supper will be offered from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.  

All are welcome to stop by for a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings.           

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of Oct. 24-30 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Table Tennis at 9:30 a.m. and Karaoke with Larry, Larry and Bill at 1:30 p.m.   Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Lunch and Shopping at Walmart at 11 a.m. Friday will feature Halloween Jingo at 9:30 a.m. and Dayroom Cinema with Popcorn at 1:30 p.m.  Saturday will feature Bingo with Paula at 1:30 p.m. Sunday will have televised church in the day room and a Mennonite Hymnsing at 6:30 p.m. Monday will feature Nails with Shallie and Melissa at 9:30 a.m. and Cribbage Games at 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games 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.

Library happenings

The Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library Board of Directors welcomes ideas from their patrons and the public on programs that they would like to see offered.  Please call the library with any ideas that you may have at 429-9625.

The Bidding for Good Auction will also take place early next year and the Board welcomes items to be offered in the auction.  Crafts, food items, services and more are typically listed and help support the library in expanding their collection and making improvements.

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.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill is hosting BINGO on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with friends.

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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