Lions Club to sponsor Memorial Day parade

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Lions Club to sponsor Memorial Day parade


by Jennifer Buzza

    The Mapleton Lions Club is once again sponsoring Mapleton’s annual Memorial Day parade. Line up will be on the Dudley Road Monday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. and the parade will proceed through town starting at 2 p.m.

There will be a memorial service in front of the Mapleton Elementary School following the parade. For more information or to register, contact Steve Hanning at 764-5170.



    Birthday wishes this week go out to Ellie Calhoun, Sidney Smith, Jessica Scott, Ralph Merchant, Sophia Stephenson, George Dean, Shea Brown, Lynne Tenney, Bill Parker, Courtney Hoffses, Tom Steeves, Galen Kennedy Sr. and Brayden Boulier.



    Happy anniversary this week to Michael and Amber Hamilton on the 24th, Mike and Torry Eaton and Todd and Ann Stephenson on the 25th, and Wayne and Jill Ireland on the 28th.


College graduate

    Shantelle Cyr graduated from Husson University May 5 with a bachelor’s of science degree in kinesiology, Summa cum Laude, with a grade point average of 3.9. A 2008 graduate of Presque Isle High School, Cyr is the daughter of Kim McGlinn of Presque Isle and Louis Cyr of Brewer. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Carolyn Beaulieu of Mapleton. Congratulations, Shantelle!


Penny drive

    The students and staff of Mapleton Elementary School have begun their annual penny drive for Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery (C.A.N.C.E.R.). The C.A.N.C.E.R. organization provides assistance to many local patients and families in Aroostook County while they or a loved one are undergoing treatments for various types of cancer. On the third Tuesday of each month, this organization makes sure that cancer patients in treatment are provided home deliveries of baked goods donated by local volunteers. Patients also receive a tote bag filled with items (crossword puzzle books, journal, magazines, travel toiletries, hats, etc.) to help them through the lengthy treatment sessions. Assistance is also given to the families for travel expenses, prescriptions and medical costs.

    The school’s goal is to collect $1,000 to match the amount that was raised last year. Donations are being collected until Wednesday, May 30 when the amount raised will be presented to the organization at the volunteer appreciation assembly. Community members can drop off their donations in the front office of the school.


Spaghetti supper

    The Mapleton Lions Club will be hosting a Mapleton Daze fundraiser spaghetti supper Saturday, May 26 at the Lions Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of spaghetti, homemade meat sauce prepared by Lion Frank Richard, salad, rolls and dessert. Donations will be accepted at the door. Wendell Hudson and Friends will be on hand to provide some musical entertainment. Please come out and support the committee that is working hard to raise funds for Mapleton Daze!


Many thanks!

    The Mapleton Lions Club would like to thank all who helped make their recent auction a success. They appreciate the support of their friends and neighbors who graciously donated items and services for their auction. The club truly appreciates the cash donations by local businesses and neighbors. These financial donations make up a substantial portion of the funds raised to support Lions Club charities. Special thanks to all donors.


Mothers honored

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Buzza

    MANY WOMEN from Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill attended the Mapleton Methodist Church’s annual mother and daughter banquet. LO-MAPLETON-DC2X-SH-20 JoAnn Hubbard of Castle Hill (back, center), enjoyed the evening with one of her daughters and three of her granddaughters. Attending were, from left, front row: Anna Bishop and Abbie Bishop. Back row: Clarissa Buck, Hubbard, and Leanne (Hubbard) Bishop. The Bishop family was visiting from Hampden.

    The Mapleton United Methodist Women honored mothers at their annual mother and daughter banquet Friday, May 11. Approximately 40 women and children attended the evening event.

    The oldest mother in attendance was Gertie Oakes, at age 95. The youngest mother in attendance was Mia Akeley at age 32. The oldest daughter with her mother present was Alice Littlefield, with mother Gertie Oakes, and the youngest daughter with her mother present was Sophia Stephenson with mother, Stephanie Stephenson. The mother in attendance having the most great-grandchildren was Dawn Kenney, with 19.

    Following the potluck meal, Sherry Thibodeau and her husband, Bob, provided some musical entertainment for the women. Being the only male in the group, Bob announced with great confidence, “I’m the most handsome man here!” The couple shared several well-known songs and Sherry read a few humorous stories, one of which was written by Gertie Oakes.

    Jennifer Buzza is the correspondent for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman. She can be reached at 760-9115 or by e-mail at