News Notes & People Around Town: July 31, 2022

Kudos to the Friends of Downtown for a fantastic Cruising with Friends event on Friday night! A big crowd showed up to enjoy the best of downtown Sanford, with tasty food from Richie’s Jerk and BBQ, Mee-D Thai, Frannie’s Mini Donuts, Tropical Caribbean and Above & Beyond Catering, great music by Sanford Sound, and the COOLEST classic cars in southern Maine!


Trafton Center members took a field trip to the seacoast on Wednesday, July 27, with lunch at Wells harbor and a walk through the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Not a member? Find out how to join here.


Registration is open now for Grahamtastic Connection’s 2022 Virtual Challenge Event. You can run, bike, walk, swim or hike – your choice at your own pace, between October 8 and October 22. There are prizes for the best superhero costume (people and dog). Get more info and sign up here.


The Little Theatre at Nasson Community Center works hard to bring quality, local theater programming to the greater Sanford-Springvale community. Most recently, the Theatre had an incredibly successful summer production of Nunsense. Later this year, they will be bringing a full children’s production of the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz, to the stage, with full live accompaniment. Other diverse offerings are being planned as well. All of these take a tremendous amount of resources, therefore they are asking for your support. Any amount is appreciated and will be used for only future cultural offerings. Donate here: https://visufund.com/nasson-little-theatre-patron-campaign


Want to earn a few extra bucks this fall? Sanford Soccer needs referees! There will be a Grassroots soccer referee training at Shaw Field on Sunday, August 14th, from 9:00 to 3:00 and Sunday, August 21st, 9:00 to 4:00 pm. You must attend both days to become certified and complete your online work. The cost for the class is $115. A complete referee uniform set is available for $55, and includes a long sleeve shirt, shorts, socks, whistle, lanyard, wallet, cards, Velcro for your patch, and one flag. Anyone age 14 and older can be a referee, but they encourage adults to sign up and learn the game of soccer while making some extra money. Referees earn between $25 and $60 per game. If you are interested, register at https://mainerefs.gameofficials.net. If you have any questions, contact pjlevasseur@metrocast.net.


The gang from Pleasant St. Free Baptist Church had a night out at the Maine Attraction Water Ski Show this week.

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