Winterfest coming to Mars Hill

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Organizers are making plans for Mars Hill’s Winterfest 2018.  This year’s events will take place on Thursday, March 8, through Saturday, March 10.  

Some events this year will include a “Mz. Winterfest Snowbunny” pageant, Rotary supper, Match Your Mate, silent auction, music, breakfast, basketball, cribbage, bingo, fireworks and more.

We are challenging all our former “Mz.” winners to get ready to strut your stuff again this year. There is no age or gender limit — so sign up to make this a fun and entertaining event.

Rotary Raffle

The Mars Hill Rotary Club is holding their annual raffle, with proceeds to go toward scholarships and the capital campaign at The Aroostook Medical Center for purchasing new beds for the Aroostook Health Center.  

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or from Kathy at the Central Aroostook High School superintendent’s office.

There are currently over 30 items on the ticket, so there are over 30 chances to win. Among the items are two chances for 100 gallons of fuel oil and many gift certificates for oil changes, restaurants, car washes and more.  The winners will be drawn in December at halftime of a home basketball game.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, at the Aroostook Health Center at 6:30 a.m.  

The guest speaker was Theresa Fowler of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber now covers 23 communities, from Easton to Masardis and Blaine to New Sweden. The two staff members currently work with around 400 members.  

Fowler plans to get out to visit different communities each Wednesday. She frequently travels downstate to work with the Maine Tourism Committee.  

The chamber will issue a new brochure in February.

Birthday Calendars

The 2018 Rotary Birthday Calendars are now available at the Mars Hill Katahdin Trust Company, at the Mars Hill and Blaine Town Offices and at the superintendent’s office at CAHS.    

The 2018 Calendar is the 54th edition of this calendar. Thanks to all who support this annual fundraiser.

Library Auction

The Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library’s annual Bidding For Good Auction began Tuesday, Jan. 16, and will end on Feb. 1.  There are many great items to bid on, so please check out the site often to see new items and make your bids. There is sure to be something for everyone.

Check out the items in the auction by going to  Search for the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library and browse the many wonderful items available. Check the site out often to see what “your” item’s status is.  

Thank you to all who help with this fundraiser, which is our largest each year and allows us to enlarge our collection.  

We can add items daily, so if you have something to donate, please contact the library at 429-9625.

Bottle Drive

The CAHS Spanish Club is raising funds for a trip to Ecuador in April 2018.  They are collecting cans and bottles to raise funds.  To donate, take your items to the Mars Hill Redemption Center and designate the funds for the Spanish Club or call the school at 425-2811.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of Jan. 17-23 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Exercise to Music at 9:30 a.m. and Adult Coloring at 1:30 p.m.   Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Cribbage Games at 1:30 p.m.  Friday will feature Dollar Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Dayroom Cinema with popcorn at 1:30 p.m.   Saturday will feature Karaoke with The Deschesnes at 1:30 p.m.  Sunday will have televised church available in the day room.  Monday will feature Nails with Shallie & Melissa at 9:30 a.m. and Story Time with Donna at 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Game Time 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.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill is hosting Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with friends.

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 551-6791 or e-mailing