People Around Town: November 28, 2021

Pictured above: Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce members stepped up to the plate to support the Sanford High School Peer Helpers by providing 39 turkeys to be included in Thanksgiving baskets for distribution to families in need. The Chamber also raised an additional $1200 that will go to the Peer Helpers for future projects.

The following Sanford High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on November 18: John-Paul Alexandre, Hannah Baker, Eli Coleman, Kora Eckelman, Audrey Coleman, Ana Cote, Abbey Gifford, Mia Kane, Sailor Chasse, Madison Sheppard, Samantha Phillips, Miranda Tanguay, Emerson Tolpin, Emma Westgate, Isabella Tremblay, and Ella Van Gieson. Congratulations to all!

Margarite Palmgo was the big winner of Project Graduation 2022’s Christmas tree of scratch tickets in their November fundraiser. Congrats!

Dr. Bud Johnston of Mousam Way Land Trust was Rick Stanley’s guest on his Chamber Talk radio show this past week. If you missed it, you can listen here: https://www.sanfordmainechamber.org/chamber-talk/dr.-bud-johnson.

Betsy St. Cyr is the newest board member of the Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation. Read more about her here.

Congratulations to firefighter Chris Calnan for 20 years of service with the Sanford Fire Department.

The Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club is growing fast! On November 18, the Club inducted four new members. Pictured below from left to right are Colleen Adams, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Sanford Police Department; Jason Rice, an attorney with Cordell & Cordell; Robert and Jessica Lane, Corps Officers (Lieutenants) with the Sanford Salvation Army; and Rotary Co-President Lawrence Furbish. They join other recently inducted Rotary members – Kaitlin Burnell, co-owner of the Aroma Joes near the Sanford Airport; Troy Richard, manager of the Sanford Aubuchon Hardware store; and Bob Myott, owner of 12 Subway franchises in southern Maine. In a couple of weeks, the Club will induct two more new members, Ericka Sanborn and Jessica Rice, a teacher and principal respectively at St. Thomas School. Great to have more helping hands with Rotary’s good work for our community and the world beyond.