Five Mapleton Girl Scouts earn Bronze Awards

15 years ago

    Mapleton Junior Troop 292 would like to recognize five outstanding Girl Scouts who earned their Bronze Award in April. Michaela Dube, Abbie Estey, Mandy Graham, Eden Martin and Stephanie Winslow have all earned the Bronze Award; the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive. 

The girls have been working for over a year to earn this award and selected a project theme focused on helping the environment. Their final service activity was held at Lowe’s in Presque Isle April 11. At Lowe’s, they had booths set up throughout the store to inform the public of different environmental issues with interactive activities. The activities included decorating paper bags with recycling themes, a scavenger hunt to learn and find the most efficient appliances, and how to make art out of trash. They also invited other local Girl Scouts to visit their booths and earn part of a Junior Girl Scout Badge. The Troop is led by Valerie Black. Congratulations, girls!


    Birthday wishes this week go out to Olivia Grace Boyles, Kathie Beaulieu, Bobby Grendell, Laurie Buck, Mandy Putnam, Linda Brennamen, Larry R. Sawyer, Devin Horr, Houston Putnam, Casey Johnson, Gabriel Parker, Charlene Burby and Annette Pelletier.


    Happy Anniversary this week to Norman and Joyce Johndro on the 29th, Erwin and Paula Elliott on the 30th, and Peter and Jeannie Wilcox, Jim and Karen Burrill, and Martin and Kelly Johndro, all on the 31st.

Rec Banquet and Awards Night

    The children participating in the Mapleton summer rec program will be honored with a banquet and awards celebration Thursday, July 30. Hotdogs and soda will be served starting at 5 p.m. behind the Mapleton Elementary School. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Parents are asked to bring chips, side dishes, or desserts. Please contact Rec Director Melanie Mowbray at 551-5752 with any questions.

Little Known Holidays

    According to, the first Sunday in August has been designated as Friendship Day. This is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. What a great way to celebrate your friendships! Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Unless they have read this column, chances are, on Sunday, they won’t know it is Friendship Day. Make phone calls, send an e-mail, a card, or if you’re techno-savvy, an E-card. Make plans to get together that day, or some other day in the near future. Then, try to catch up with some of your current friends, pals, buddies, “humor buddies,” whatever term you choose to describe them! Do some interesting things with them before the day is through. As the day progresses, look for an opportunity to make a new friend, and be sure to tell them to mark “Friendship Day” on their calendar for August next year!

Bargain Hunters

    The Haystack Historical Society will be hosting a garage sale in the east wing of the museum through July and August every Saturday that the museum is open. Summer hours are on Saturdays now until Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Castle Hill Grange Hall Preservation Society

    The Society has voted to offer a couple’s lifetime membership for $150. If two people from the same family would like to join, this option would save $50, rather than purchasing one lifetime membership for $100.
    The Grange Hall is available for rent May 1-Nov. 1. Please contact any member if you are interested in renting the hall for your event. The Society meets one night a month from February through November and welcomes new members. Please consider helping the Society preserve a piece of local history.

Mapleton United Methodist Church Luncheon

    The United Methodist Church luncheon will be held Friday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
    Jennifer Buzza is the correspondent for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman. She can be reached at 760-9115, or by e-mail at


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    MAPLETON RESIDENT Trudie Buck was surprised when she was honored with the Community Service Award during the recent Mapleton Alumni Banquet. However, she admits that she was more surprised when her entire family showed up at the banquet to watch her receive her special award! Attending the celebration were, front row, from left: granddaughter Taylor Buck, grandson Andrew DeTour, Buck and her husband, Clyde. Back row: daughter Jeanna DeTour, granddaughters Danya DeTour and Morgan Buck, daughter-in-law Joni Buck, son-in-law Shawn DeTour, daughter-in-law Tracy Buck, son Jason Buck, brother Gilbert Coffin, and son Jon Buck. Buck’s children and their families reside in the southern Maine area.






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    EDEN MARTIN, left, and Michaela Dubé, members of Mapleton Junior Girl Scout Troop 292, showed people how to make art out of trash while working on their Bronze Award project this spring at Lowe’s in Presque Isle.






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MEMBERS OF MAPLETON JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 292 recently completed the requirements to earn their Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. Selecting a project that focused on the environment, the girls set up displays and activities in the spring at Lowe’s in Presque Isle. Here, Stephanie Winslow mans one of the display booths.






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    POSING FOR A PHOTO while working on their Bronze Award project are, from left: Mandy Graham and Abbie Estey. The girls are members of Mapleton Junior Girl Scout Troop 292.