News Notes: October 2, 2022

Cheering for the crowd at the Homecoming football game.

The Spartans Varsity Football team had all the right moves at the Homecoming game on Friday night, besting the Red Eddies of Edward Little High School by a score of 48-8. See some of the highlights from WMTW here: https://www.facebook.com/TravisLeeWMTW/videos/653044982801165/.

Before the game, the late Richard Wilkins was remembered on the field with a moment of silence as players held the plaque that is now gracing the gymnasium at Margaret Chase Smith School, dedicated in his honor. Rich was a 1981 graduate of Sanford High and taught at Sanford High School as well as Margaret Chase Smith School for over 32 years. During his tenure, he also coached baseball and football, and he was an inspiring figure in the lives of countless students and athletes, including many of the Sanford players on the field tonight. Also in attendance was his wife Christine; his daughter Autumn; her husband Josh; and Rich’s twin brother Robert. Photo by Amy Sevigny.

The gym was formally dedicated in a ceremony Saturday morning.

The Paranormal Five’s 3rd Annual Halloween Yard Decorating Contest is on! This year it is free to enter and open to Sanford/Springvale residents only. Judges will select three winners who will receive a trick or treat basket filled with goodies! The Paranormal Five and some other local paranormal investigators will do the judging October 23-26, and the winners will be announced October 29. They are looking for scary and creative entries! Email missylathrop11@gmail.com to register.

When you purchase a Give Back Where It Counts reusable bag from Shaw’s Supermarket during the month of October, $1 of the purchase price will be donated to the Sanford Backpack Program.

Sanford Soccer is holding a fundraising bottle drive. Get rid of those returnables cluttering up the house and garage by bringing them to Shaw Field on October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Have you listened to Chamber Talk recently? Rick Stanley’s most recent interviews have been posted, including Keith McBride, Director of the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council; Kathleen Points, Career Navigator with Sanford Community Adult Education; and Bud Johnston of Mousam Way Land Trust. You can listened to all of them right here: https://www.sanfordmainechamber.org/chamber-talk.

The Carl J. Lamb School PTA honored Tiffani Bourque a/k/a Ms. B with their Outstanding Staff Award for last year.


The winners of the 11th Annual Waban Golf Tournament were:

  • First place: CGI Business Solutions
  • Second place: Rylee Roo and Rubb Building Systems (tied)
  • Longest Drive: Alex Shain
  • Closest to the Pin: Matt Dube

Waban thanks all the sponsors and golfers who participated!


Congratulations to the winners of the Pine Hollow/Bob L’Heureux Memorial Golf Tournament

  • 1st place – Lakeside Marina – Bob Gauthier, Roland Cote, Steve Mccarn, Ray Robichaud
  • 6th place – Partners Bank – Kim Weaver, Cheryl Patstone, Libby Gerry, Jillian Porter

The Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank Mark L’Heureux, owner of Pine Hollow Little Par Three, who hosts this yearly event.