The Sanford Springvale News is Back!
Ever since reading that the Sanford Springvale News was publishing its last edition in March, 2023, a dedicated group of 20+ community members have been hard at work. Our goal: To continue to produce the Sanford Springvale News with community support, both financial and through volunteer efforts.
There was a lot to learn for many of us, but we have been guided by the founding editor / publisher, Zendelle Bouchard. We have reached out to the 900+ individuals who had been receiving the Sanford Springvale News through email, along with Facebook. We received over 200 responses to an initial survey of what folks wanted to see in their local paper, along with recruiting volunteers to help with all aspects of the paper.
Now we have sent out a weekly publication through email since June 4th, with the Events Calendar, reports on the Sanford City Council and School Committee, News Notes, Police & Fire logs, Passages (obituaries), and local business updates, as well as periodic feature stories. We hope to be able to do a print version in the future when there is adequate funding available.
We’re still looking for volunteers to help gather and write stories:
Are you part of a local group doing a fundraiser and want to write about it, either prior to the event or after?
Do you attend the School Committee meetings and are willing to write a summary of what happened?
Do you have a special interest and want to write an article?
If you would like to make a donation to our efforts, Strategies For a Stronger Sanford, a non-profit organization, is serving as our fiscal agent. Checks should be made out to: Strategies For a Stronger Sanford, with “Sanford Springvale News” on the memo line, and can be mailed to SFSS at: P.O. Box 958, Sanford, ME. 04073, and there will be a donations option online in the coming weeks.
We are holding meetings every other week. If you are interested in being involved, please email: email@example.com
Come be part of this community effort to support the local news that we all want to read about!
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