Truck pull raises funds for teams

12 years ago

   The Washburn Rotary Club would like to thank the sponsors and everyone who came to the truck pull on July 7. This is a major fundraiser for the group, and the weather couldn’t have been better. The crowd was good, and the 50/50 netted $533 toward the funds needed to purchase warm-ups for the cross country and track teams. Thanks again to all who helped make this event a success.

August Festival

    The August Festival Committee met last week and are almost ready to send the brochure to the printers. So, if you have something you want to include in it, please contact Cindy Boot

    Organizers are looking forward to some old and some not-so-old favorites such as the Alumni Banquet, movie night with “How To Train Your Dragon,” bluegrass groups, parade, car show, antique tractor pull, Tim the Tune Man, high school soccer games, the craft fair and many more fun things to do. This year planners are especially anticipating the Firemen’s Muster and firefighters’ participation in the parade. These guys can be very “alarming,” so you may want to bring your earplugs! See you there — Aug. 17-19. Please check out our Facebook page: Washburn Maine August Festival, August 16-19, 2012.

    The contacts for various event committees are as follows: Food vendors — Dennis Harris, 455-8279; Alumni banquet — Diane Gabriel, 764-0955; Arts and crafts — Paul Carter, 455-4714; Road Race — Mike Waugh, 551-9008; Car show — Wade Thurston, 762-6441; Historical Society — Dennis Harris, 455-8279; Firemen’s Muster — Troy Heald, 455-0903; and Parade — Cindy Boot, 455-8464 — looking for help with this event!

Historical Museum

    The Salmon Brook Historical Society has open hours at the Benjamin Wilder Homestead Museum and the Agricultural Museum on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. There is no admission charge and very interesting exhibits are available for the public to see.


    Those celebrating birthdays from July 18-24 include: Cindy Boot, Karen Shaw, Charlene Drake, Brandon Helton, Matt Cole, Emma Whipkey, Diane Easler, Kent Corey, Troy Dobson, Maxine Harris, Lila McCrum, Parker Sawyer, Andy Turner, Mike Farley, Chris Tuttle, Nicole Pinette, David Boyce, Ruby Sands, Sara Regan, Parker Thompson, Dylan Conley, Bernhard Aegerter, Carroll Bragg II and Michelle Jordan.

    Celebrating their anniversaries are: Tim and Colleen Plumer, Leland and Terry Paradis, Skip and Autumn Creasey, Bruce and Tammy Berube, Tom and Susan Berube, Stephen and Mia Pangburn, Lucky and Tammie Bragg and Andy and Donna Turner.

    NOTE: Please email me at with any changes or additions to the birthdays and anniversaries listings.

    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Perham, Wade and Washburn. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail