CAHS Senior Class plans Haunted Halloween Walk

13 years ago


by Tomi Henderson

The Senior Class of CAHS will host a Haunted Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 628 Presque Isle Road (David and Norma Stitham’s).

Cost will be $3 per person. The walk for kids up to age 7 is from 4-6 p.m. Anyone over age 8 is welcome to enjoy the walk from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds will be used for graduation activities.

2011 Halloween Party

This year the party will be held on Monday, Oct. 31. This is the 20th annual Halloween Party for children in grades 6 and under. The party will be held at the Mars Hill/Blaine Community Center gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This year we are trying to help the Senior Class at CAHS by using this as a fundraiser for their class. They will be doing all the work for the party as far as the games, supper, setup/tear down and clean-up and organizing it. So we would ask that you try to make a $5 donation at the door when attending the party. Your support for the class would be greatly appreciated.

The party will resemble a penny carnival with no admission or charge to play the games. Just by playing a game, the kids will get a piece of candy. The more they play and win, the more candy and prizes they will get. Every child attending should bring a bag or jack-o-lantern to collect their candy in. Supper will be available, such as hotdogs, grilled cheese, soda, punch, etc. — all free for the children.

We are hoping this will not be the last year for the party, as the donations have been getting smaller and smaller the last few years. The party does cost quite a bit due to all the candy that has to be purchased to be given out, and we want to keep it free.

Please make your donations at the Mars Hill Town Office during business hours. Candy donations only can be dropped off at either the Mars Hill Town Office or Fort Street Elementary School.

Organizers would like to take this opportunity to request a donation from you for our party. Your help is greatly appreciated by all the children attending (usually between 200 and 300). Thank you in advance for your help.

Haunting good time

There will be an adult Halloween Dance at the Bridgewater Historical Hall on Saturday, Oc. 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. Enter the pumpkin decorating contest. Entry fee is $2 per pumpkin and the prize will be 50 percent of the pot plus two extra regular 50/50 tickets. There will be a food basket raffle and door prizes. A costume contest will take place with three categories: Best, Scariest, and Most Original. Refreshment will be available. Live music will be provided by Outside In. Last year only three people came out of costume. Organizers are hoping to have 100 percent in costume this year. If you come in costume there will a $6 fee per person, otherwise it will be $8 to get in. So come on out and have a spooktacular time at the historical hall. All are welcome.

Music night concludes

Just a reminder, the 27th will be the last of the Thursday night music program until the spring. Hall officials would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success, including all of the musicians who volunteered their time and talent every week, including: Bob Heller, Pam Green, Carole Trafford, Simon Clair, Hughie Grey, Eldon Lawrence and Jann Votaw. Newcomer to the group was Charlie Disney. Other volunteers at the music nights included: Gloria and Dave McCleary, Sue Shaw, Stephanie Willette, Doris Mason, Shirley Drew and Sonny Votaw. What a great crew! A huge thank you to all of them. No event would happen without the help of the volunteers.

If you would like more information about our events or how to join the BHA call Jann Votaw at 425-7901. Thank you for your support.

Fall Bazaar

The Mars Hill Methodist Church will be holding their annual Fall Bazaar in the vestry of the church on Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. Crafts, delicious baked goods, canned goods and candies (including divinity fudge) will be sold.

There will also be a luncheon of chicken or beef soup w/roll and a slice of pie served also. Please join us for this fun event.

Hunters’ Breakfast

The Mars Hill American Legion, William Cousins Post 118, will be holding their annual Hunters’ Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 5, 5-9 a.m. The cost is $6 per person. On the menu will be eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage, beans, biscuits, juice, coffee, etc. Come and enjoy the good food and company.

Benefit breakfast

A benefit is planned at CAHS for Saturday, Oct. 29, for Diana Pottle, who is recovering from one surgery, with another surgery to come. There will be a full breakfast offered from 5-9 a.m., as well as raffles and a silent auction. The breakfast cost is by donation.

Raffle items include one ton of coal, one ton of pellets and a Home Interiors gift basket. Items in the silent auction include baskets, gift certificates and many individual items.

For more information, or to donate items for the auction, contact Kim at 764-3656 or Anita a 764-0667.

Blaine Craft Fair

The annual Blaine Craft Fair sponsored by St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will be held this year on Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. The location will be the Mars Hill and Blaine Community Center (old ACI school building) on ACI St., Mars Hill. Anyone interested in participating in the craft fair, contact Cherry at 429-9892. Any organization wanting to sell baked goods is welcome also.

AHC events

Upcoming events for the week of Oct. 26 through Nov. 1 at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill include: the beauty parlor at 8:30 a.m., Exercise to Music at 9:30 a.m. and Devotions with Velma at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday; the beauty parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Horse Racing at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday; Friday, Oct. 28, will be Halloween Jingo at 9:30 a.m. and Music by Better Late Than Never at 1:30 p.m.; Bingo at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday; Karaoke with Fireman Fred at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday; Coffee Chat at 9:30 a.m., Fancy Nails at 10 a.m., Halloween Party Birthday Cupcakes at 1:30 p.m. and Gospel Group at 6:30 p.m. on Monday; the beauty parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, contact Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, at 6:30 at the Aroostook Health Center. Bernie McAdam was inducted into the club as a new Mars Hill Rotarian by Assistant District Governor Nancy Fletcher. Bernie, a Paul Harris Fellow, has been a Rotarian since 1982 in several clubs, as he moved around for his career. Also speaking was Rotarian Larry Fletcher, with the Mars Hill Club since 1983.

The special speakers were Dr. Norma Desjardins, a Presque Isle dentist, and Frank Bemis, a Presque Isle Rotarian, who spoke about the upcoming St. Apollonia Dental Clinic, which is located at 122 Academy Street. The clinic has been chosen as the Special Project for this year’s Presque Isle Rotary Auction. They hope to raise $25,000 for the clinic.

The non-profit clinic has a seven-member board. They have applied for several grants and have received some funding already. The clinic will eventually have three dental chairs, although they will concentrate on getting the first one up and running to start with. A total of $300,000 will be needed to fully fund the construction of the three stations.

There are a great number of Aroostook County children that do not get regular dental care. This clinic will work to put a smile on the face of every child. The target date for the clinic’s opening is February 2012.

Library news

The Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library is planning another online auction at this November and December. Anyone with questions or who is willing to donate items for the auction is asked to contact Ryan Shaw at 429-9500 or at

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail