The Star-Herald

Lions Club encourages Memorial Day participation

The Mapleton Lions Club announced last week the Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal would be Chief Master Sargent Kelly S. Hoffses who is the Maine State Command Chief of the 101st Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard.  CMSgt. Hoffses grew up in Mapleton and is the daughter of Dennis and Myra Hoffses.

As Parade Grand Marshal, CMSgt. Hoffses will lead the annual community parade hosted by the Mapleton Lions  Club.  What makes the Memorial Day Parade a community parade is the participation of many organizations, community groups, churches and other interested individuals.  No registration is necessary. Entries only need to report to the parade line-up area, which is the Dudley Road at the end of Main Street, and join in. Lions Club members will be present to assist anyone wanting to be in the parade to find a place in the parade.

Following the parade the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Mapleton-Chapman-Castile Hill Veterans Memorial Monument at the Mapleton Elementary School.  Everyone is welcome to attend and share in remembering the sacrifices of the veterans from the three towns.

Senior Food Sale

The Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill Seniors will hold a food sale on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until everything is sold).  They will be located in front of the Mapleton Methodist Church.

The short list of goodies for sale will be baked beans, homemade bread, cupcakes, regular and miniature pies, brownies and a wide assortment of home baked cookies.  There will other goodies to be found at sale. Funds raised from the food sale will be donated to the Aroostook House of Comfort.

Senior luncheon

The next regular seniors lunch is scheduled for this coming Monday, May 20.  This will be a potluck lunch and will be held at the Mapleton Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.  

All seniors are welcome to attend.  Just bring something for the potluck and your place setting.  There is no charge to attend and enjoy the meal and the following activity.  

This will be the last meeting before Memorial Day, when the group will make final plans for their food sale before and during the Mapleton Lions Club Memorial Day Parade.  

Variety Show

The Mapleton Daze Committee announced they will hold their first variety show on Saturday, June 29, starting at 7 p.m., at the Mapleton Lion’s Club.  

For this to be a success, the committee is looking for talent. They are seeking any dancers, singers, comedy acts, musicians, jugglers, and so much more that want to participate. If you are interested in supporting Mapleton Daze by participating in the variety, then send an email to either or for an application today.

Daze schedule

The Mapleton Daze event schedule is taking shape.  On June 26, there will be a bike rodeo for kids and a family movie night.  June 27 will see the Woodie Waddell Cribbage Tournament as well as the annual bingo night.  The enjoyable Mapleton Lions Club Chicken Bar-B-Q will take place, along with pie and coffee and desserts from the Mapleton Methodist Ladies, topped with homemade ice cream churned by the Mapleton Baptist Church.  

Finally the evening will be topped off with the annual Mapleton Daze Fireworks show.  Stay tuned for additional listing of Mapleton Daze events in next week’s column.

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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