Mapleton Lions prepare for the fair 

11 months ago

The Mapleton Lions Club thanks everyone who came out to have dinner with the Mapleton Lions at Mapleton Daze.  Friday evening at Mapleton Daze over 300 BBQ chicken dinners were sold to club supporters. Funds raised from the dinner will be used to youth programs, low income eyeglass needs and many other community needs. 

 This dinner was the second of the four major Lions Club fundraisers.  The next fundraiser will be the opening of the Mapleton Lions Den at the Northern Maine Fair.  The Den will serve everyone’s favorite sandwiches, hand-cut French fries and doughboys.  The den will open on the first night of the fair – Aug. 3 from 4-9 p.m. On Aug. 4, the hours will be 4-9 p.m. with extended hours on Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m. and running to 9 p.m.

A highlight of Mapleton Daze was the annual Mapleton Lions Club Chicken BBQ held on June 23. Here (left to right) Mapleton Lions Ron Pelletier, Steve Hanning, Ron Leonard and Bob McBay serve the delicious BBQ chicken dinner to friends and neighbors attending the dinner. (Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)
A highlight of Mapleton Daze was the annual Mapleton Lions Club Chicken BBQ held on June 23. Here (left to right) Mapleton Lions Ron Pelletier, Steve Hanning, Ron Leonard and Bob McBay serve the delicious BBQ chicken dinner to friends and neighbors attending the dinner. (Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

Annual Squapan Outing Club Bean Hole Bean Supper huge success

The Board of the Squapan Outing Club was very happy with the large turnout of supporters and diners.  Everyone feasted on the very best of true bean hole beans slow baked under a mound of hot burning charcoal and wood coals. Hot dogs, grilled chicken, and very special smoked pulled pork added to the enjoyment of each meal. Many Squapan Outing Club T-shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs were sold as well. The fundraiser was quite the success because of the increased attendance this year. Over the past few years, the attendance has been quite low due to the pandemic. The financial support received 

The Squapan Outing Club hosted the largest annual bean hole bean dinner in several years. The weather was perfect and the food tasty. Aaron Buzza, shown here, served many helpings of steaming hot baked beans straight out of the bean pots that had baked under a hot bed of coals for several hours. The Club thanks all who came and enjoyed the dinner.
(Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

Good news – Mapleton pool is open

The Mapleton Recreation Department experienced a significant delay opening the Mapleton Public Pool at the Mapleton Recreation Complex. Due to significantly needed repair work, the Mapleton pool was not able to open on time this year. Fortunately the work was completed July 7 and the pool opened July 8. Lyndsey Himes, head lifeguard, announced that all lifeguard positions were filled with fully qualified lifeguards. Jake Graham, Mapleton recreation director, expressed appreciation to the Mapleton Lions Club for coverage of a significant portion of the costs to train and certify the lifeguards.

After a delayed opening, the Mapleton Pool looks clean, cool and ready for summer swimmers. Open swimming hours are Monday-Friday 2-6:45 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 1-4:45 p.m. The Mapleton Lions Club helped support the cost of training and certifying lifeguard applicants resulting in a full complement of lifeguards on-duty at the pool. (Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

The pool’s general swim hours are:  Monday to Friday 2-6:45 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 1–4:45 p.m. The pool during open hours is free to all users. When kids and parents arrived, they were delighted to see the clean and well-functioning pool. Swim lessons and swim team activities have already begun as well. Should there be any questions, please contact the Mapleton town office.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at starherald.Tsandusky@gmail.com.