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Thanks to Chandler’s Towing and Trails Committee volunteers for the brand new sign at the Stanley Road trailhead!

Sanford was well represented at the Elks’ State Soccer Shoot in Bangor last month. Of the eight state champions, two were from Sanford: Bella Savoy (Girls Under 10 Champ) and Rihanna Provencher (Girls Under 12 Champ). The Elks Soccer Shoot program is designed to keep youth focused on positive activities. Bella and Rhianna went on to participate in the Regional Shoot in Augusta last week, with kids from all over New England and New York.

The Trafton Center’s annual November Food Drive helps stock their community food pantry with easily consumable grab-and-go items like peanut butter, crackers, canned goods with pop tops, and cereal, to help local people experiencing homelessness and those who are food insecure. Easily heated items like oatmeal packets, microwaveable mac and cheese and instant soup cups are also welcome. Items can be dropped off at the Trafton Center at 19 Elm St. between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Last week York County Commissioners held a ceremony to honor this year’s “Spirit of America” recipients. Individuals and/or organizations are nominated annually to receive this honor in recognition for their volunteerism to their local communities. This year there were 15 honorees from around York County. The late John Tuttle, Sanford City Councilor and State Representative, was among those honored. Commissioner Donna Ring is pictured below presenting the award to Ann Tuttle on her husband’s behalf.

Nasson Little Theatre is in need of a few more people to add to their backstage team/crew for the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Please email if you are interested in helping out with this fun, fast paced and exciting experience.

The Friends of Downtown had a very tough decision this year picking the winners of the Selfies With Scarecrows Best Scarecrow contest. Check out their picks below!

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