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9 February, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 21 Perry bicentennial planning under way by Eileen Curry create posters and research past events of A small group has been meeting to plan the town to share with the public. More Perry's bicentennial celebration, which is ideas include art and craft projects like scheduled for the weekend of August 10- "make a Perry quilt." All the ideas are in 12. Kevin Raye is one of the organizers of planning stages, and other committed the 200th anniversary celebration and members include Selectman Karen Raye, plans to work in harmony with the orga- Theresa Peek, Georgie Kendall and Sarah nizers of the Pleasant Point Indian Days Morrison. celebration held during the same week- Two other active planners of the bicen- end. The events planned for Perry would tennial event are Amy Johnson and Jerry not interfere with the annual tribal activi- Morrison, who are compiling data and ties and will hopefully promote more visi- photographs for ahistorical souvenir book tors to the area to participate and attend to be published and available'for purchase. both events. Raye also plans on contact- The book will include information from ing the Perry Recreation Committee to or- the Perry sesquicentennial book published ganize or participate in one or more of the for the 1968 celebration. Johnson and events. Morrison welcome photographs to add the The tentative schedule begins on Fri- new edition. Johnson can be contacted at day night, August 10, with a public sup- , 853-9581 per, possibly at the Perry Grange Hall on or 214- 9567. South Meadow Road. The supper would Planners also want to offer Perry bicen- be followed by a barn dance with a live tennial commemorative coins for pur- local band at a Boyden Lake farm and chase. Videos of Perry residents may be cottage home on the Golding Road. part of the schedule and most likely would Possible events for Saturday, August be posted on the Perry, Maine Bicentenni- 11, may include a family fun day at Glea- al and Old Photos, 1818-2018 Facebook son Cove Park, a rock lecture from local page. Announcements are posted on this expert gemologists, a half-marathon road site as well. race, a multi-family yard sale or flea mar- The Perry Bicentennial Planning Com- ket, an antique or classic car show and a mittee needs volunteers to help with all of quest to uncover the 1968 time capsule the planned events. People willing to help buried by Perry Elementary School stu- can call Kevin Raye at 853-7900 or Se- dents. Raye reported that the North Perry lectman Scott McNichol at 214-9560. Do- Methodist Church agreed to host a pan- nations are gratefully accepted and may cake breakfast on August 11. be mailed to Perry Bicentennial Commit- Planners will enlist Perry students to tee, PO Box 430, Perry, ME 04667. THE WINTER FAMILY FUN DAY will be held this year at Cobscook Bay State Park in Edmunds on Saturday, February 17,from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. by Helen Brooks Tel. 454-7409 CHURCH NEWS The Washington County Association of The Sewall Memorial CongregationalCongregational Churches will hold their Church's next service will be on Palm winter hymn sing on Thursday, February Sunday, March 25. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Jonesboro Congrega- The church has a new storm door, and tional Church. All are welcome. the front window has been completed. A special service for the window will be held TAX INFORMATION this summer. Anyone who would like to Robbinston taxpayers should note that see the light shine in honor or in memory town books will be closing on Tuesday, of a loved one may contact the church at February 20. The town office will be open P.O. Box 76, Robbinston, ME 04671.on Monday, February 19, from 7 to 9 a.m. PAWS Brave Hearts Each February, Maine and New Hamp- shire residents have an opportunity to help Bangor Savings Bank award $100,000 in grants to 45 nonprofit organizations. This year, PAWS Brave Hearts, the local ani- mal rescue, adoption and education cen- ter, has been honored by being placed on the Community Matters More ballot in the Hancock/Washington Region. The top two organizations in each region will re- ceive $5,000. At PAWS, those funds will be used to cover the costs of urgent medi- cal care for homeless companion animals in need; therefore, every life-saving vote matters and PAWS Brave Hearts needs votes between now and Wednesday, Feb- ruary 28, online at or in person at any branch office of Bangor Savings Bank. Since its founding in 1998, this volun- teer-run organization has rescued, reha- bilitated and rehomed thousands of strayed, abused and neglected cats and dogs. In 2010, the skyrocketing demand for PAWS' services led to the creation of City Kitties Trap-Neuter-Adopt-Return program, which sterilized and vaccinated more than 400 community cats and kit- tens in targeted Calais and Eastport neigh- borhoods. In 2016, through a partnership with Community Spay Neuter Clinic and the Animal Welfare Society, PAWS host- ed spay/neuter/wellness clinics that pro- vided services to more than 500 companion animals. Unclaimed property fund list available Approximately $11.6 million has been added to Maine's Unclaimed Property Fund. This property consists of financial assets that have gone unclaimed by their owners. The last known owner's informa- tion is now available on the state treasur- er's website located at . Unclaimed property consists of cash and other financial assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. Claims can be filed electronically at . Filing a claim is both easy and free. in running far grant According to PAWS Treasurer Antho- ny Giard, "Community matters most to PAWS Brave Hearts, our tiny organiza- tion on the forefront of animal welfare. These funds will support our critical mis- sion of compassion in the year ahead. Medical care, md increasingly urgent medical care, totals 25% of our overall expenses. We hope community residents of all ages will support our cause by cast- ing a vote before February 28 and net- working with friends, family and others who can also vote." For more information about PAWS Brave Hearts, call 454-7662, e-mail , or visit PAWS Brave Hearts on Facebook. Sales & Service LAUNDRY SALE FOR ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Area wrier samples due by February 15 The Boyden Water Quality Study's fi- nal water sample collection deadline is comittg up on Thursday, February 15. You can pick up kits from the tribal office at Pleasant Point orfrom Moose Island Ma- rine in Eastport. 3e sure to drop them off by February 15. Results from all samples, including those taken last fall, will be sent to indi- vidual households during April and May. A community meeting will be held to ex- plain the overall results for the region and to answer questions. To contact the team, email or go to . 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