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Chamber lunch

The Westbrook Community Chamber is hosting a lunch noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St.

Those wishing to attend should pre-register by Monday by calling Portland Regional Chamber at 772-2811 ext. 228 or by going on-line at www.portlandregion.com and clicking on events calendar. Cost is $7 for chamber members and $10 for others.

Chris Hall, senior vice president of government relations at the Portland Regional Chamber, will be discussing the top regional and statewide issues that the Westbrook business community is facing.

Cane citizen sought

The Westbrook Lions Club is hoping to find the city’s oldest citizen for a presentation of the Boston Post Cane.

To be eligible, a citizen must be a Westbrook resident for at least 15 years. Applicants should send a short letter stating year of birth, address and number of years as a Westbrook resident. The letters should be mailed to Andy Broaddus, 706 Main St., Westbrook, Maine, 04092.

The Lions club hopes to choose a cane recipient before Christmas.

Walk-a-thon a success

On Sept. 8, the Salvation Army held its first fundraising walk, named for its starting point, “The River Walk.”

Brenda Orach of Trinity Lutheran Church, which helps support the Salvation Army, said the walk-a-thon began behind the Salvation Army’s River of Life Cafa, 11 Bridge St.. Orach said more than a dozen walkers set out in the extremely hot weather to walk either 1, 2 or 3 miles. Armed with bottles of water, their walkathon T-shirts and smiling faces, the walkers followed the river to the park and back or chose to walk up to Brown Street or further up to East Bridge Street and back to the cafa. Along their way they waved to the many passing cars and returned to have a barbecue lunch provided for them.

Captains Frank and Melissa Nataluk organized the event and also participated along with Sheri Reed and Linda Gordon, crucial people involved with the Salvation Army. With support from Registrar Pat Aube, corporate sponsors Port City Graphics, Sebago Technics and C. E. Carll Agency and 15 walkers (including children), donations totaled about $2,500.

The money will help support the many Salvation Army programs, including Coats for Kids, River of Life Cafa, Bread Ministry, Food Pantry, Families in crisis, Backpacks for Kids, VBS, sending Kids to camp and the Christmas Toy Room. “The Salvation Army’s existence in Westbrook over the past couple of years has provided a much needed resource for many individuals and families in the area,” Orach said.

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