News Notes: November 28, 2021

Pre-K through Grade 2 students at St. Thomas did a fantastic job in the school’s annual “Disguise a Turkey” competition. See the rest of the adorable entries here.

November 30 is Giving Tuesday. Please consider making a donation to one of the many worthy organizations that help people, pets and the environment right here in Sanford. Here are just a few suggestions:

The Wreaths Across America event is coming up December 18 at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. If you can help out with the laying of the wreaths on veterans’ grave, sign up here.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Spree of Trees! Check out a few of the trees that will be up for raffle December 3-5 here.

Sanford Community Adult Education‘s Winter Brochure has gone to print & will be in mailboxes in a couple of weeks, but you can peruse it now on their website at https://sanford.maineadulted.org.

The Compassion Closet of Sanford is looking for volunteers to assist in its mission of providing aid to vulnerable children and families in the foster care community. They will be having a special volunteer event on December 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to move items and organize donations. For more info, contact marie@belovedchildren.org.

Sanford Mainers 2022 season tickets are available now – get yours here.

Sanford Babe Ruth Baseball is looking to fill the following positions for the 2022 season: Secretary – Treasurer – Social Media – Game Day Operations. Message them on Facebook if you are interested.

Sanford Country Club golf course is closed for the season. They look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation’s Huntington Common Charitable Fund is seeking grant proposals from nonprofits that improve the lives of older adults in York County. The fund is on track to pay out nearly $185,000 in grants this year, and the next application deadline is December 31st. Applications submitted before the December 31st deadline will be reviewed during the first quarter of 2022. Recent grants have included an expansion of Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Meals on Wheels programs, community engagement for Alzheimer’s patients, and an adaptive bicycling program for isolated older adults created by Age Friendly Saco.

Southern Maine Health Care has updated its visitor policy, which includes the Walk-in Clinic, Emergency Room, lab and physician practices at the Goodall campus. View it here: https://www.mainehealth.org/Southern-Maine-Health-Care/Patients-Visitors/Visitor-Policy.

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