Seven students to take part in Junior Exhibit

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Junior Exhibition – 2008
Washburn District High School juniors will hold their Junior Exhibition on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets for the event will be $3 at the door. There will be trophies for the top three winners and medallions for all participants.

Seven students will be taking part in the competition and include: Cody Hafford, Alex McIntosh, Nick McIntosh, Rachel Palmer, Chelsea Sadler, Jeremiah Sjoberg and Julie Stevenson. David Roy will be providing the entertainment during intermission, Charly Chandler and Shane Stevens will be the hosts for the evening, Mrs. Londa Brown is the director and Tracy Reed is the Junior Class advisor.

Those celebrating birthdays this week include: Scott Clark, James Sargent, Jenica Harris, Jimmy Vaughn, Kirsten Haley, Arnie Devoe, Bill Belk, Quenton Tilley, Andy Churchill, Scott Dobson, Melissa Thompson, Jason Sargent, Carol Harpine, Amanda Wark, Cindy Easler, Dot Plissey, Ryan Doody, Kim Whipkey, Andrew Parker, Julie Stephenson, John Helton, Natalia Bragg, Susan Whipkey, Kennedy Churchill Lasha Butler, Arline Akerson and Jason Forbes,
Special anniversary wishes go out to: Doug and Trina Everett, Dick and Donna Worster and Mike and Wendy Myshrall.

Project Graduation 2008
There is a delicious baked bean supper and auction to be held on Saturday, April 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the elementary school. There are many auction items as well as the senior members of the Class of ’08 who are willing to offer their services towards the auction.
The auctioneer is the one and only Tom Drew, who makes the event go by quickly and with great fun. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth 12 and under and $15 for a family. All proceeds go towards Project Graduation events.
On Friday, April 18, there will be a repeat of the fun Talent Show held during the famous Blizzard of 2008! Some of the same talents will be there, along with many new acts. The show starts at 6 p.m. and promises to be a fun two hours well spent. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for those 12 and under.
There will also be a “Little Cesear’s Pizza sale going on from Monday, April 7, through Monday, April 21. There will be lots of varieties of delicious pizzas and other baked treats, as well as coupons for purchases directly at Pizza Hut. To place your order, stop by the high school for further information or contact any senior class member or co-chairwomen, Ann King and Tracy Reed, at the school.
There will be also be a special team of workers from the Class of 2008 who will be available to shovel roofs, walkways, driveways, do some yard work and haul in wood or whatever needs you may have. All their labor will be done for donations to the Project Graduation fund. For further information, or to reserve your job time, contact Billie Roy at 455-8369.
The Class of 2008 is having an ongoing bottle drive and asks that anyone wishing to donate to this Project Graduation fund-raising event can drop off their bottles at Johnny’s Redemption on Main Street in Washburn or at the Presque Isle Redemption Center on Parson’s Street. Also any senior class member will pick them up at your residence. Arrangements can be made for any Project Grad 2008 events by phoning Tracy Reed at the high school at 455-4501.

Project Grad Talent Show
A fun event was enjoyed by all even though there was a major storm going on outside on Saturday, March 8.
Several talented people and groups got together to entertain and be entertained during the evening as well as raising money for the 2008 Senior Class Trip. Included in the entertainment were vocal performances by: Larry Jenkins, April Flagg, David Roy, Randy Michaud, Warner Archer and Wendell Hudson. Ben Goodwin and his band performed several sons and a delightful group of four young ladies known as The Maine Movers performed two dance numbers.
Kelsey King showed great talent with her dance/baton medley, and Kelly O’Donnell gave a wonderful monologue rendition entitled “Ten Rules for Dating My Daughter” as well as singing a favorite children’s song, “Baby Baluga.”
The senior class thanks all who participated and came out in the terrible weather, and special kudos to Larry Jenkins who helped with the sound equipment as well as offering his vocal talents.
There are plans in the works for a second Talent Night in the near future.

The Keenagers Senior Citizens group will be starting up, with their first meeting held at the Civic Center on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. These potluck luncheons are held the second Thursday of each month throughout the summer at the Washburn Civic Center.
On Fridays, the Trailrunners Snowmobile clubhouse kitchen will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a light lunch including burgers and hotdogs and Stew Night features a variety of great homemade soups and stews served starting at 4 p.m. On Saturdays, the kitchen is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch. On Sundays, the clubhouse will be serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
TOPS will be meeting each Monday at the Washburn Trailrunners clubhouse, starting with weigh-in at 4:15 p.m. and the meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, contact Birdena Cochran at 455-8353.
The next order week for Friendly Co-Op will be Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. Please have all orders emailed or called in by Friday, April 18, and the scheduled delivery date will be Friday, April 25. For further information, contact Brenda McCoy at 455-8421 or e-mail her at
Jeffrey Giggie of Jeffrey’s Garden still has approximately 10 openings left for the Maine Senior Farm Share Program. This is a program open to senior citizens age 60 as well as those 55 years of age if Native American, and each will be allowed $50 in produce from the farm.
For further information, contact Jeffrey Giggie at 96 Chandler Road or phone 551-8373.
On Tuesday, April 15, the Oscar Dow Post 48 of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Rotary ‘wheels’
The annual Rotary Supper/Auction will be held on Saturday, April 12, at the high school gymnasium with supper being served at 5 p.m. and the auction to follow. The supper menu will be a choice of roast beef or stuffed chicken breast with carrots, peas, baked potatoes, fried rice, salads, rolls, desserts and coffee, tea, sodas and water.
The auction will follow with crowd favorite auctioneer Tom Drew providing his services and special brand of entertainment for the benefit supper. The cost for the evening events is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 12 and under and tickets will be available from any Rotarian or at the door, with all proceeds going towards Washburn area Rotary projects.
Donations are needed and are currently being accepted and may be made to any Rotarian. Co-chairs for this year’s event are Rotarians Barbara Turner and Larry Harrison. Barbara Turner can be contacted at 493-4405 and Larry can be contacted at 455-4074. Some donations already received include: a fun weekend for two at Moose Point camps on Fish River, a beautiful garden bench, a $100 coupon for meals at Café Sorpreso, a subscription to the Swap, Buy and Sell, a $50 certificate to Caron’s Lawn Care, a spring basket, an LED work light, a four-piece gift set of fine Sheffield and certificates for tanning sessions. There are over 150 items including many silent items.

Correction: The April page (not the March page as previously published) of the Rotary’s calendar features the Washburn ATV Club! There are scenes of trails, pulls and a wide array of ATVs on parade during the August festival. You can pick up your copy at the bank or White’s Exxon,\ or by phoning 455-8034.

Foreign Language Week
French students in Darrylin Keenan’s French class recently celebrated National Foreign Language Week.
The students participated in a poster contest using the theme of “foreign travel.” Winners received prizes and ribbons for their projects and honorable mentions were also awarded.
The students also enjoyed a special treat of dessert crepes made by teacher Darrylin Keenan.
Winning entries were done by: Sarah Sjoberg, Most Artistic, first place; Rachel Donnelly, Best Use of French, first place; Connor Fitzpatrick, Most Inviting, second place; Justin Howe, Most Artistic, second place; Jessica O’Donnell, Most Inviting, first place; and Amanda Libby, Best Use of French, second place. Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Sydney Beckwith, Lindsey Blackstone, Nick Bull, Rebecca Campbell, Felecia Cochran, Cody Frank, Derek Michaud and Courtney Turner.

Christie Cochran is the correspondent for Washburn, Wade and Perham. She can be reached at 455-8034 or