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Boy Scout Troop 179 will be holding The Great Beach Ball Race this year during the Ashland Summer Fest. Numbered beach balls are being sold by the Scouts starting this week. On Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. the balls will be released upriver from the Aroostook River Fish and Game Club. The owner of the first numbered ball to reach the stopping point in the Aroostook River in front of the Fish and Game Club will win $200. Get your number for $5 or five numbers for $20 from any local Boy Scout.

Memorial Bricks for sale

The Portage Lake Walking Trails Association is once again selling Memorial Bricks. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, get one today. A 4-inch by 4-inch brick is $25 and an 8-inch by 8-inch is $35. Order forms can be found at the Portage Lake Town Office. Bricks will be on sale throughout the summer. For more information call Corrine Routhier at 435-6854.
Portage Birthday Celebrated
Family and friends gathered on Sunday, June 10, to celebrate the 46th birthday of Allen Robertson. He received many cards along with lots of well wishes and gifts ranging from a computer and accessories to tools and other items. Also receiving gifts for their June birthdays were Allen’s mother, Wilza Robertson, and Allen’s son, Ian Robertson.
All enjoyed the menu including sausages, hamburgers, hotdogs and delicious baked beans. The meal also included potato and macaroni salads, pickles, fiddleheads and watermelon.
Those attending included Allen Robertson, Penny Richardson, John and Wilza Robertson, Ian Robertson, Sean Robertson, Emily Robertson, Dan Robertson, Christie Cochran and Frank Carrier.
Join us for lunch
The Ashland School Nutrition Program will offer lunch to all children under the age of 18 on weekdays Monday thru Thursday, starting June 18 and ending July 31. The meals will be offered at Ashland Central School from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The meals are free of charge for children, no names will be taken, no forms need to be filled out. All meals must be eaten at the school, no to-go lunches. Adults may purchase a lunch for $2.75. The lunch schedule will be: Mondays – chicken, potato, hot vegetable; Tuesday – burger or hotdog, hot vegetable; Wednesday – deli sandwich, pickles, veggie sticks; Thursday – pizza, salad, desert. Each day fruit and milk will be served.
Ashland Summer Fest Parade
It’s time once again to plan for the Ashland Summer Fest Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in entering a float, car, band, truck, equipment, horses, groups, clubs, anything at all can contact Bobbi Jo Condon to register. The theme for this year’s Summer Fest is Celebrating Ashland’s Heritage, so put on your thinking caps and let’s make this year’s parade one to remember!
Northwood Manor hosts sale
Northwood Manor, a non-profit adult residential care facility located on Walker Street in Ashland next to the Ashland Health Center, will be holding a yard/bake sale to raise money for the Activity Program of the facility on Friday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone willing to donate clean items suitable for a yard sale or donations of baking supplies can drop items off at Northwood Manor between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week. A raffle will also be held; tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Prizes for the raffle include gift certificates to local business, tanning sessions, pizza and crafts. Tickets can be purchased at Northwood Manor from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week or at the Ashland Food Mart June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners will be drawn on July 1 at 3:30 p.m. and be notified by mail.
Ongoing events
The Ashland Area Senior Citizens Group will meet every other Thursday at 12 noon starting on June 7 for the months of June, July and August. A potluck lunch and meeting are held at the Ashland Rec Center. Everyone is invited to attend weekly.
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. All seniors are invited, the meal is a potluck so bring your own dish or bring a cash donation. For more information contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come have a great time and meal. For more information contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
An infant to pre-K playgroup meets every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Ashland Rec Center. For more information call Andrea White at 435-6363
Ladies, are you interested in crafts? Or maybe you have some you’ve started and not yet finished? Every Thursday evening at the Portage Lake Municipal Building is Girlz Night starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring those crafts you’ve been neglecting and enjoy the company.