The Chamber Chatter
U.S. Cellular has launched its 4th annual “Calling All Communities” campaign. The campaign runs until October 21. Public schools from K-12 will share $1 million dollars based on their ability to garner community votes.
To participate, voters must visit their local U.S. Cellular to pick up a voting code and then enter all requested information online at uscellular.com. The local office, Pine Tree Cellular is in Mexico across from the library. The top vote-getter will win the grand prize of $150,000 while the next 17 schools with the most votes will each receive $50,000. These schools can use their winnings any way they choose. If there are any questions feel free to call Diana Poirier or Marie Cote at 369-9600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Hope Association (at the former Rumford Armory) is having its Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will include many crafts, jewelry, books, hand knit items, baked goods, herbs, children’s games with prizes, raffles, Chinese Auction, Christmas items and a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Plus there will be great lunches and snacks available. Don’t forget to visit the Christmas in the Valley Booth and purchase a raffle ticket for the beautiful rocking chair (donated by Maine Made Furniture) that will be raffled at the CITV Craft Fair on December 1 at Mountain Valley High School.
The Rumford Information Center has been very busy with visitors from many areas of the world. One of our dedicated volunteers was helping a couple from Israel and then travelers from Germany followed by a husband and wife from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada) and another one from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Most of them asking the volunteers, “where can we see a moose?” and this time of the year, “where the best place to view the foliage?” I usually wait until I hear one of the many visitors we get from upstate New York and I ask if they know my sister and brother-in-law, who live in East Aurora but I have had no luck so far.