News Notes: October 31, 2021

York County Community Action has extended its free transportation for essential needs like shopping, medical appointments and getting to work, through January 31, 2022. YCCAC is doing its part to keep riders and drivers safe, including requiring drivers to wear masks when any passengers are on board, having a barrier between the driver and the passenger entrance, requiring that all passengers wear masks, and offering a free mask to anyone who needs one. They have purchased electrostatic sanitizers that we use between rides when possible and always at the end of the day.

You’re invited to the Annual 5k/10K Turkey Trot and 1 Mile Dog Jog! Saturday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. Race check-in is at the Memorial Gym on Main St. Hosted by the Sanford Parks and Recreation Department and by Atlantic Federal Credit Union. 1st place Male and Female win a $50 gift card 5K and 10K.  2nd place Male and Female win a $25 gift card 5K and 10K.  1 Mile Dog Jog not timed – Raffle for $15 gift card.  All gift cards are good at Hannaford. Register online through November 18, or at 8:00 a.m. at the Gym on race day.

Holiday Heads Up: The Sanford Elks are seeking decorated trees, wreaths, or any holiday display for their Giving Trees event on December 10 & 11. Individuals, groups or businesses wishing to help support their many community programs through the Elks National Foundation, such as Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, College Scholarships, Veterans services, Drug Awareness Program may participate. Decorated trees and wreaths will be raffled off to the public at this fun event. Start thinking about ideas now! If interested in doing a display or if you have questions, contact Sheri at (207) 608-7798.

The Sanford High School Fall Sports Awards presentations have been rescheduled as four separate events. On Monday, November 15th at 6 p.m., awards for cheering and football will be presented in the Competition Gym. Seniors will be recognized. At the same time, boys and girls soccer awards will be given in the Performing Arts Center. On Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m., volleyball and field hockey awards will be presented in the Competition Gym, while golf and cross country awards will be presented in the Performing Arts Center. Parents are welcome at all presentations. Masks are mandatory.

Nervous about driving through South Sanford? The Sanford Police Department is sharing this 6 minute video sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board on how to properly navigate a roundabout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEhNboz5GPk.

A little rain didn’t deter the costumed runners & walkers in this years YMCA Spooky Sprint. Watch this short video of the start of the race: facebook.com/watch/?v=357219886185832.

Because of a serious illness in the family, the actor who planned to play the “Christmas Present” in the upcoming Sanford Maine Stage “Scrooge With A Twist” production scheduled for December 4, 5, 11 and 12 has had to drop out. This is not a BIG part & can be easily memorized. They are looking for either a male or a female to step into the part ASAP. Email Mary at marya.troopstair@gmail.com for more information.

The Sanford Mainers are seeking a part-time Office and Sales Manager to assist in the growth of the Mainers organization through the means of sponsorships and advertisements, ticket sales and more. For more information, see their website at sanfordmainers.com.

Will Vance won the adult prize of $250 & Kinsley won the child prize $50 Smittys gift card in Marc Motors’ pumpkin carving contest.