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Page 24 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 July, 2018 ENJOYING THE PRISTINE SURFACES of Calais' recently completed tennis courts are two local enthusiasts. The two primary courts have been completed, including the addition of lights. A total of $30,000 remains to be raised to finish the third court and the landscaping needs of the project. (Lura Jackson photo) Sipayik school bids come in over budget by Edward French project. Altvater notes that none of those The lowest bid for the new Sipayik Ele- bid amounts include construction options, mentary School came in more than $3 mil- incluffmg a bus garage, a walking path, a lion over budget, leaving project managers stone veneer on the outside of the gym disheartened, although they hope that and other options. ground-breaking will not have to be de- Altvater says that Maine Indian Educa- layed again for very long. The projected tion will now discuss possibilities for opening date for the new school already moving forward with the project's archi- has been pushed back from the fall of tects and engineers and the Bureau of In- 2018 to December 2019. dian Affairs. He notes that the Pleasant Eric Altvater, the facilities manager for Point school is not unique among con- Maine Indian Education, reports that three struction projects, as bids for a new school bids were opened on July 19. Bids were building in Caribou came in $9 million from Nickerson & O'Day of Brewer, at over the $39 nillion budget. $19,687,976; Sheridan Construction Corp. Constructiol of the 47,000-square-foot, of Fairfield at $21,078,000; and Great single-story btilding was to have begun Falls Construction of Gorham, at on August 1, hat Altvater says it appears $21,484,757. Approximately $16.5 mil- as though the timeline may have to be lion in federal funding is available for the pushed back. 1818- 2018 BICENTENNIAL August 10-12, 2018 Wishes to Town of Perry The Perry Bicentennial Committee will be selling glasses ($10 each) and taking pre-orders for the commemorative books ($20 each) at the Barn Dance on Friday, August 10. If you'd like to make a donation to the overall planning of the weekend's events, please make your check payable to Perry Bicentennial Committee, PO Box 430, Perry, ME 04667. ===================================== ii il 207-347-0880 Kendall Varm! cottages& e vent barn 207-214-1124 Indian Day events set at Pleasant Point The 53rd annual Ceremonial Indian luck supper under the tent at the baseball Day at Sipayik on August 9 through Au- field will begin at 5 p.m. The day's events gust 13 will once again feature some be- will end with a social with drum groups at loved traditions including honoring tribal the ball field from 6 to 8 p.m. members. Vendor booths will open at 9 a.m. on This year the late Richard "Rick" Doyle Saturday, August 11, and the Diabetes was chosen as the past recipient. He was a Health Walk starts at 10 a.m. at the health chief, deacon, health and wellness planner center. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, a chil- and grant writer. Honored for her accom- dren's train and bounce house will be open plishments in the present is Betty Lewey, at the ball field followed by children's who has been working at the Pleasant games from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The horse- Point Head Start for 42 years and is still shoe tournament at Split Rock begins at serving the children as the director. She 12 noon, and a rock hunt is planned be- has worked with between 700 and 800 tween 2 and 3 p.m. Intertribal singing, children to date, and she is being honored dancing and drumming with host drum for her many years of service and dedica- Little Eagles will take place from 1 to 3 tion. Honored as a model for the future is p.m. at the ball field followed by the Si- Tobias Francis. His father, the late David payik Pageant at 3 p.m. A hand drumming Moses Bridges, made birchbark canoes, competition and dancing competition will which is a craft that Tobias continues in be held from 5 to 6 p.m and fireworks his honor, will explode over Passamaquoddy Bay at The 18th annual canoe trip from sister dusk. reservation Motahkomikuk will begin at 7 Vendor booths will open at 9 a.m. on a.m. on Thursday, August 9, and the ca- Sunday, August 12, and there will be a noeists are due in Sipayik the next after- welcome and guest speakers and presen- noon between 2 and 3 p.m. tations from 12 noon until 2 p.m. The A 24-hour Alcothon AA meeting will Peskotomuhkati Ceremonial Indian Danc- begin the day at 8 a.m. on Friday, August es will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the ball 10, in the community center. A Waponah- field. The dances will be followed by a ki Museum fundraiser will be held during traditional meal at the school cafeteria at 5 the health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and p.m. the Waponahki Museum will be open for The annual golf tournament at the St. tours from 10 to 11 a.m. Croix Golf Course in Calais will begin at John Bear Mitchell will conduct story- 1 p.m. on Monday, August 13, to official- telling at 3 p.m and the community pot- ly end the Indian Day activities. CANOE AND CULTURE DAY Pleasant Point Health Center is hosting a Canoe and Culture Day on Thursday, August 2, at Split Rock from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ed Bassett of the Rising Eagle Project will speak, and there will be door prizes, dinner and more. BLUEBERRY COMPANY UPDATE Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Com- pany will be harvesting its fields this year. Please contact one of the harvest supervi- sors to sign up for raking prior to going out on the fields by calling Alex Nicholas at 796-2704 or Pus Bassett at 853-2323. Please have two current forms of ID. BENEFITS A Chinese raffle and spaghetti dinner for Dean Francis will be held at the Sped- fineartistmade.com KITCHENS BATHS RESTORATION J PAINTING CABINETRY [ RENOVATION IN FO@FIN EARTISTMADE.COM (207)853-9504 nic Club on 3rd Avenue in Baileyville on Saturday, August 4. The raffle begins at 10 a.m and dinner starts at 4 p.m. To donate, please contact Michelle Smiley at 214-3710, Betty Bailey at 904-7909, Dodie Acheson at 214-6058, Jasmine Bas- sett at 904-9766 or Lori Lola-Keezer at 853-0079. All proceeds will help Francis with medical expenses. On Saturday, August 4, a Chinese raffle and bake sale fundraiser for Noela Alt- vater will be held at the Pleasant Point bingo hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will help with her upcoming sur- gery and continuous care at the Boston Children' s Hospital. COLOR WALK/RUN Project Launch is hosting its annual 5k Color Walk/Run on Saturday, July 28. Registration will be at the Kcipeskiyak ball field in Pleasant Point starting at 9:30 a.m and the race will begin at 10 a.m. A cook-out will follow. Color throwing vol- unteers are needed. Please contact Gen or Melissa at 853-2600, ext. 259. INDIAN DAY FUNDRAISER A Chinese raffle and bake sale for the 53rd annual Indian Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the bingo hall. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle or bake sale, please contact Phil Stanley at 214-4453, Mimi Stanley at 853-5120 or Janelle Sapiel or Tina Downing at 853-2600. BASKET MAKING AND REPAIR The Waponahki Museum is hosting a basket-making and repair workshop at the bingo hall on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to make a basket or bring one in to be re- paired. AROUND AND ABOUT Deepest condolences to the children, family and friends of Alvera Farrell, who passed away on July 5, and to the family and friends of Royce Apt, who passed away on July 18. J The next issue of I I I The Quoddy Tides will be published Friday, August 10.