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REGION -- The Oxford County Democrats participated in the Buckfield Labor Day parade and had a booth on the football field. Congressman Mike Michaud accompanied Rep. Terry Hayes, Senator John Patrick, Register of Probate candidate Carol Gutekunst, and County Treasurer Roy Gedat in the parade and in meeting and greeting the crowd as well as enjoying the great food and fine day. County Democratic Chair Cathy Newell, and activists Jimmy McHugh and former Senator Bruce Bryant were on hand to help with the booth.
A terrific kick-off for the Obama campaign and for the Southern Oxford County Democratic candidates was held in Fryeburg on September 7 at the home of Stefi Reed Hastings. Representatives from Obama campaign in Maine and New Hampshire attended along with the Oxford County Democrats chair Cathy Newell to describe volunteer opportunities.
Candidates attending included Rep. Helen Rankin, Dennise Whitley for Maine Senate 13, Carol Gutekunst for Register of Probate, and Charleen Chase for County Commissioner District 1.
The new Bridgton office joins the offices in Mexico at 55 Main St. and Norway at 310 Main St. in supporting the western Maine candidates and the top-of-ticket campaigns. For information on volunteering at any of the offices, call 357-7510.
Events this fall include suppers at the Eagles Hall in Rumford on Friday, September 28 and Thursday, Nov. 1, and in Norway at the Second Congregational Church on Friday, October 26. All begin at 5:30 with a ticket price of $7. These suppers are a great way to meet candidates and support the Oxford County Democrats.
The Oxford County Democrats will have booths at the Fryeburg Fair and at Oktoberfest in Rumford. A booth was staffed at the Community Day at the Oxford County Fair.