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The Basket Lady
The Mtn. Valley High School football team had a sensational year and our community is very proud of them.
The athletes (high school students) were very strong as a unit, prime examples of what cooperation, hard work and team work can lead to-success. Falcon grit and spirit showcased Rumford pride and to all of the seniors on the championship squad, God’s blessings as you go forward in your life’s journey.
The eatin’ was just delish at the annual Hope Association staff sponsored Thanksgiving dinner. The employees served up a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings and the ooh laa laa desserts were too
sweet and tempting to pass up. Thanks Hope staff for a job well done.
Due to recent generous donations given by Gail Thompson at Just Teasin’ in Dixfield, along with toiletry supplies and baskets from the Oxford Federal Credit Union, a family of five children and two adults in need were given toothbrushes/ toothpastes/combs and towels.
A home in Dixfield was devastated by an electrical fire that spread rapidly throughout the house, leaving the family with just enough time to safely get out of the house. All of their possessions except for the clothes that they were wearing were devastated by the fire.
Basket lady dropped off four box loads of the donated items from the Oxford Federal Credit Union and
Gail Thompson.Margaret McNeal at the Free Shop assisted with immediate clothing needs and referrals to the Salvation
Army. The community worked together with the spirit of cooperation and team work to help those in need especially during a critical time just before the holidays.
In the Good Humor Town, one morning after a Moving Freely class, Wendy Lindberg walked up to me
and asked me “to hold out my hand because she had something for me.” I didn’t know that the something was a shiny new penny but before I could look at it she began to recite,
“Find a penny, pick it up.
And all the day, you’ll have good luck.
If you give it to a friend, then your luck will never end.
Wendy couldn’t explain how she knew that rhyme, only that she did. What a wonderfully kind thing to do-give someone the gift of infinite luck.
A thank you for a job well done and a kindness shown to the following angels in training:
Sandy Witas, Wendy Lindberg, John Soucy, Louise Stickney, Sue Ellen Richardson, Wendy Hebert,
Donna Landry, Barbara Morse, Ellen Snow, Barbara Jean Smith, Byron Ouellette, Donna and Greg Trundy, Linda French, Kim Sequoia, Free Shop volunteers, Alyre Richard and Lem Cissel.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up. We miss you everyday, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile everyday and live in the present.