Westfield Days this weekend

10 years ago


by Tomi Henderson

    This year’s Westfield Jubilee will take place Aug. 22-24. Friday night will feature a Gospel Concert at the Westfield United Baptist Church from 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s events will begin at 10 a.m. and will include a food booth by the Shrine Klowns, the Snack Shack, the Pavilion (direct sales), tractor pulls, antique tractor train, horseshoe pits, ladder golf, corn hole toss, children’s games, face painting, bounce house, Bingo (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), photo booth (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), 50/50 raffle, bicycle raffle (to benefit Robbie Johnston), bottle drive (to benefit Logan Graves Foundation) and line dancing (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Music will include a marching band from 1-2 p.m., Fireman Fred 3-5 p.m. and Wendell Hudson from 6:30-8 p.m.
A bean-hole supper will be served from 4:30-6 p.m.; adults $7, children 10 and under $4, and will include beans, hotdogs, chicken, salads, roll, dessert and beverage.
A bonfire will start at 8:30 p.m. (bring your own s’more fixings and sticks). There will also be sparklers at 8:30 p.m.
Note: Camper’s Paradise will not hold a supper this Saturday in order to support the Jubilee supper, but will have their regular “music event” starting at 7:30 p.m.

Bandstand happenings

    On AUG. 24, the Apostolic Church will perform at the Mars Hill and Blaine Sargent Tweedie Bandstand at 4 p.m. Make plans now to come enjoy this musical event..

Aroostook Health Center

    Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 20-26 include: Wednesday will feature the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 9 a.m., Table Tennis at 10 a.m., Crossword Puzzles at 1:30 p.m. and United Baptist at 6:30 p.m. Thursday will feature the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Horse Racing at 1:30 p.m. Friday will feature Pokeno at 9:30 a.m. and Karaoke with Larry and Larry at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will feature Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Sunday will feature the Mennonite Hymnsing at 6:30 p.m. Monday will feature Nail Beautiful a 10 a.m.,  Game Time at 1:30 p.m. and Gospel Group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday will feature the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games at 1:30 p.m. All of these activities are subject to change. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, call Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.

Rotary Club

    The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Aug. 12 at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center. The special speakers were Aroostook County Chief Deputy Sheriff Darrell Crandall and Sergeant Ross McQuade. They spoke about the Aroostook County Crime Stoppers Organization, established in 1987. It is the only Crime Stoppers organization in the state of Maine.
It is made up of three parts: A civilian board of directors sets policy, coordinates fund-raising efforts, formulates a system of awards and approves awards; the Sheriff’s Office has a deputy assigned part-time to the organization who receives and documents tips, assigns those tips to the appropriate investigating agency for followup, identifies crimes to he publicized on TV and acts as a liaison between the media, public and the board; and the media who helps publicize Crimes of the Month on TV. There is also a Facebook page set up.
Since 1987, there have been 487 arrests made from tips received at the Crime Stoppers’ phone number. There has also been $1,137,377 worth of stolen property recovered, $8,813,000 worth of drugs seized and $66,845 in awards given.
    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached by emailing tomihen@yahoo.com.