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HARTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
ATV FUNDRAISER RIDE

The Hartland Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) will be hosting an ATV Fundraiser Ride on Saturday, August 29th at 12:30 PM, rain or shine. The ride will begin at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, on 43 Canaan Road in Hartland, to the Harmony/Wellington area. It will be a forty-five minute ride lasting approximately four hours. The cost will be $20 per pre-registered vehicle. Pre-registration is available at the HVFD on Thursday, August 27th or Friday, August 28th from 5 to 8 PM. Register on the day of the ride for $25 per vehicle from 10 to 11 AM at the HVFD. The entrance fee will include a barbecue at the HVFD from 11 AM to 12 PM. There will be three meal choices and they are as follows: 1) 1 hamburger or cheeseburger, salad and a drink; 2) 2 hot dogs, salad and a drink; 3) barbecue chicken, salad and a drink. Proceeds from this event will be used to maintain existing equipment or buy new equipment for the fire department. For more information contact Mark Ramsdell at 416-5393 or Josh Holmbom at 416-8885.






PENQUIS CANCER CARE PROGRAM
RECEIVES GRANT FUNDS

Penquis received a grant from the Walmart Foundation that is helping individuals with a cancer diagnosis access their medical treatment. The grant in the amount of $30,000 is helping to fund the Penquis Access to Cancer Care program which provides transportation assistance to cancer treatment for individuals living in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.
"For individuals living in rural areas the financial burden of traveling to treatment is just one of the barriers to getting the care they need," stated Marcia Larkin, Lynx Mobility Services Director, Penquis.
Access to Cancer Care provides reimbursement per mile to individuals who can drive themselves or to family members or friends who are providing transportation. The program also has trained drivers who will pick the individual up at their home and provide the transportation.
"Some individuals are without reliable transportation, or don't have anyone to take them to their appointments or, in some cases, just don't feel well enough to drive themselves," shared Larkin.
"We are very thankful for the funding from the Walmart Foundation. Currently it has allowed us to provide 1,327 trips, totaling 75,334 miles, for 55 individuals who otherwise would have found it very difficult to access their cancer treatment," stated Larkin.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, they are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systematic change. Achieving this goal by providing funds to a wide variety of local charitable agencies.
Penquis has a simple, but powerful mission to faclitate change, by assisting individuals and families in preventing, reducing, or eliminating poverty in their lives and through partnerships, to engage the community in addressing economic and social needs. Penquis primarily serves low-and moderate-income individuals in Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox Counties, though several programs extend well beyond these boundaries. For more information on Penquis and their programs visit http://www.penquis.org.



KIWANIS AUCTION TO BE HELD IN GREENVILLE
The Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club will be holding their
annual auction on Sunday, August 9th beginning at 10 AM.
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THE 24TH ANNUAL FOREST HERITAGE DAYS
RETURN TO GREENVILLE
The 24th Annual Forest Heritage Days (FHD) celebration will take place on Thursday, August 6th and continue through Saturday, August 8th at the Greenville Consolidated School on Pritham Avenue.
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ENDING HUNGER IN MAINE CAMPAIGN
MAKING A DIFFERENCEE

The Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union (SVFCU) has been chosen by the Sparkle selection committee again this year to participle in the Annual Sparkle Fundraiser.


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SCORE A GOAL AT THE
ETNA DIXMONT SOCCER CAMP
Lace up your cleats and put on your shin guards because all Pre-K to 8th grade children are invited to the Etna Dixmont Soccer Camp beginning on Monday, August 17th.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
PRESENTED TO JACOB VAN METER AND ERIC REEVES
Tisbury Manor presented Community Service Awards to Jacob Van Meter
and Eric Reeves on Sunday, June 14th.
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