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Gorham Lions Club is selling balsam fir and spruce trees on Friday afternoons and all day Saturdays and Sundays at Gorham Ace Hardware on Main Street. Lions pictured are Ryan Irish, left, and Gary Olsen.

Nelson preserve, trail to open

The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting event for the 37-acre Nelson Preserve and trail at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The trail is a 1.5-mile loop beginning at a trail head on Flaggy Meadow Road.

The event is free but parking is limited. Registration is required by visiting  www.prlt.org.

Historical 2019 calendars

Gorham Historical Society’s 2019 calendars are now available at the municipal center, 75 South St., and Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St.

The calendars, costing $10, picture landmark farms in Gorham.

Blood needed

The American Red Cross is conducting a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St., in Gorham.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on Nov. 21 that the U.S. public debt was $21,769,263,916,844.09.

A light parade of vehicles decked out for the holidays drew spectators bundled up in the early evening chill and drizzle Sunday in Gorham Village. In a holiday season kickoff, the parade traveled from the Public Safety Building to Robie Park on Ball Field Road.