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Ecumenical choral worship service

The Gorham Ecumenical Commission is pleased to announce that the choral worship service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at First Parish Church, UCCC, 1 Church St.

The service will feature choirs from the School Street United Methodist Church and South Gorham Baptist Church in addition to the folk group from St. Anne’s Catholic Church and harp soloist Bri Hodgkins. The service will conclude with choral songs of worship and praise presented by an ecumenical choir directed by Dr. Robert Godwin.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Nina Bailey Memorial Fund and the Gorham Family Literacy Program. The public is cordially invited, and refreshments will be served following the service.

The service was originally scheduled for April 10. For more information, call Chris Kimball at 892-9437.

Cutline: Kelsey Bulger, Amelia Whitten and Adam Mosey, left to right, of the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts are recent winners in Dance Educators of America competition. Courtesy photo

Trio to compete for national titles

Three students at the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts received regional title recognition for individual performances at a Dance Educators of America competition in March in South Portland.

Kelsey Bulger, 12, was crowned Pre-teen Miss DEA; Amelia Whitten, 11, was crowned Junior Miss DEA; and Adam Mosey, 12, was awarded Pre-Teen Mister DEA. The three will compete for the DEA national title in July in New York City.

Vicky Lloyd, director of the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, is their instructor.

50 years ago

The Westbrook American reported in its issue of Wednesday, April 28, 1955, that Mrs. Kenneth E. Hawkes, Main Street, entertained the Knit Chat Club the previous week.

Gorham dancers to perform in “Cinderella”

Nine dancers from Gorham will perform in the Maine State Ballet production of “Cinderella” in matinees at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

They are Nicole Backhaus, Kristen Campbell, Charlotte Feinberg, Rebecca Harrington, Delaney Patten-Harris, Marissa Patten-Harris, Cynthia Reynolds, Nicholas Reynolds and Molly Stewart.

Tickets are on sale through Porttix at 842-0800 or www.porttix.com

For more information, call 781-7672 or visit www.mainestateballet.org

Benefit for Belarus orphans

Dwayne St. Ours said a benefit dinner for orphans in Belarus will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Russian Baptist Church on Mosher Road.

St. Ours and his wife, Irina, adopted two children from a Belarus orphanage last summer. Irina St. Ours came to Maine from Russia in 1989.

Rummage sale reminder

The School Street United Methodist Church, 29 School St., is sponsoring a two-day rummage and perennial sale this week.

The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Items will include clothes, dishes, books, furniture, toys, puzzles and small appliances along with perennials and houseplants.

Fill a grocery bag for $1 at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Coffee, donut holes and muffins will be available.

Mothers’ sale at St. Anne’s

The Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club will hold its annual children’s gently used clothing and equipment sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at St. Anne’s Church on Main Street.

For more information about the sale or the club, call 854-1810.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Public Debt reported on Wednesday, April 20, that the U.S. debt was $7,781,395,486,207.30

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