Gorham Notes


Antique tractors will be hard at work at Plow Days beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Parsons Dairy Farm.

Gorham town councilors last week, following a presentation by Dennis Marrotte of Westbrook, above, unanimously approved appropriating $150 to help sponsor a photography exhibit in connection with  the Greater Portland-Archangel Sister City program. “Bridges of Friendship,” which includes 60 selected photos of Maine and Archangel, Russia, opens in Yarmouth Friday, Nov. 9, and continues through Monday, Jan. 7.

Plow days at Parsons’ farm

The public has the opportunity to view antique tractors in action at the annual Plow Days beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Parsons Dairy Farm, 321 Buck St., in Gorham.

Admission is free.

White Rock Grange will serve breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. and lunch, 11-1:30 p.m.

Rosary rally

A final Rosary rally and outdoor Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St. in Gorham, is expected to attract hundreds, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

The event will begin with an outdoor Mass celebrated by Fr. Steven Cartwright, parochial vicar of St. Anne Parish. The Rosary rally will follow at noon and a barbecue at 1 p.m.

“Everyone is welcome,” said rally organizer Daniel Kasprzyk. “Non-Catholics, people who have never prayed the  rosary, everyone.”

Kasprzyk said rosaries and guidance will be available for anyone interested.

Mountain biking event

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, Greater Portland New England Mountain Bike Association and the Gorham Recreation Department are sponsoring  a non-technical, casual and guided mountain bike ride from 10 a.m.-noon  Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Frazier Preserve and adjoining town trails.

Wendy Clark of NEMBA will be the guide. “This is a perfect way to discover this great trail close to downtown Gorham and to learn about safe trail riding,” a press release said.

Participants of any age are welcome, but all will need a helmet and real mountain bike tires (hybrids and road tires will not be good on the trails). This program is free, but space is limited. Registration is required by visiting www.prlt.org.

Church family festival

Cressey Road United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road, is hosting a free, family fall festival from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

The festival features games, music, a bounce house, pony rides, treats and a ministry expo. Everyone is invited.

For more information, contact [email protected].

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on Oct. 4 that the U.S. public debt was $21,599,377,345,082.36.