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Lake Region Community Theater's production of "Willy Wonka" opens Friday, Aug. 12.

Tassel Top honors Metz
Bob Metz, the Tassel Top Board of Directors chairman emeritus,was honored last month for 25 years of service and commitment to Tassel Top Park.

Directors Steve Crockett, Phyllis Burnham, Wendy Thoren, Shauna Peffer and Marshall Bullock were joined by Raymond Town Manager Don Willard, Raymond
Finance Director Nancy Yates and head Ranger Sue LaMarre at the July 14 ceremony. Metz’s daughter, Pam Metz, also participated.

A granite bench, placed in the upper park near the pond and gradens, was engraved with his name and dedicated to Metz. He was treated to a tour of the park, a cake and a wonderful visit with old friends. Crockett had kind words for Metz and thanked him for his service and oversight.

Tassel Top Park turns 25 this season and Bob has participated in every step of its progress and growth from its inception. Congratulations to Tassel Top Park and a grateful, heartfelt thank you to Bob for his work on behalf of the park.

Summer community theater

Lake Region Community Theater will open its summer show, “Willy Wonka,” on Friday, Aug. 12. Come see the classic movie brought to the stage. All shows will be held at the Lake Region High School theater. Rob Juergens is the director, Brian Tingdahl is the music director and Pamela Collins-Stahle choreographed.

Show times are Friday Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.; Friday Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.

Tickets, $16 for adults and $12 for children are, on sale at the following locations: Krainin Real Estate (Raymond), Watkins Flowers (Casco), Naples Public Library, Casco Public Library, Bridgton Public Library, Books N Things (Norway), Hayes True Value (Bridgton) and Papa’s Floral (Fryeburg).

Shop local

Congratulations to Julie Chouinard and the growth of Dog Gone Grooming in Raymond. Julie has moved her shop just up the road from her original location to 1263 Roosevelt Trail, located next to Essentials and Maggies. If your pet is in need of a spa day, call her to schedule an appointment at 899-0315.

Single Track has opened at the Route 302 Raymond Shopping Center and provides sales and service of bicycles. Stop by to see the selection of mountain bikes, including newly popular fat bikes, accessories, clothing and parts. Scott provides service to bikes including repairs and tune-ups and can even help you with trail questions.

Raymond residents Rene Letourneau and Alan Baldwin moved to Raymond to live on Little Sebago Lake five years ago and enjoy boating, canoeing and swimming as often as they can. They also found time to start a new business. Along with two other business partners, Rene and Alan are the founders and owners of Maine Escape Games in South Portland. Maine Escape Games is a live-action entertainment venue where teams of two to 10 players are “locked” in a room and have one hour to solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to escape and win the game. FMI or to make a reservation go to www.maineescapegames.com.

Project Grad 2017

Windham High School’s Class of 2017 Project Graduation Committee is working hard to raise $25,000 to provide a free and drug-and-alcohol free event for the kids to attend the night they graduate. What can you do to help, you ask? Well, it’s easy:

Provide yard sale items for a sale on Aug. 27 at Time 4 Printing on Roosevelt Trail. Items can be dropped off at the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber Mondays through Thursdays, Aug. 15-25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, or to arrange to have items picked up, email whsprojectgrad2017@gmail.com.

Play golf or know anyone who does? Join the committee Sunday, Sept. 25, at Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club for a 1 p.m. tee-off. Project Graduation hopes to get at least 20 teams together.

Fill up a CLYNK bag (or two or 10) with returnable bottles. CLYNK bags can be picked up at the chamber or they can be delivered.

For more information on any of the events, email whsprojectgrad2017@gmail.com.

Fall Rec Soccer

Does your child want to play soccer or are you interested in volunteering for the Raymond Rec Soccer program? If so, visit www.raymondmaine.org/community-resources/raymond-recreation-association/fall-soccer-program.

Raymond Rec is accepting registrations for fall soccer. The six-week season traditionally begins the Saturday after Labor Day weekend.

PreSchool: Practice soccer skills while playing fun games one weekday evening per week. Players as young as
3½ years old have played. All parents are encouraged to be on the field to help. $40.

Grades K/1: On Saturday mornings, a practice with a game immediately following. Volunteer coaches needed
as well as parents to assist with organization and field prep (No experience required). $40.

Grades 2/3 and 4/5/6: One team practice night with games on Saturday morning. Volunteer coaches
needed as well as parents to line fields. Refs are needed for 4/5/6 games. $40 for children needing reversible pinnie; $25 for returning players who already have pinnie.

Checks should be made payable to Raymond Recreation Association; mail forms to Dan Swett, 395 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, Maine 04071. For more information, call 595-6554 or email danjswett@gmail.com.

Everyone loved Raymond

The 2nd annual Everyone Loves Raymond festival was a huge success. The weather was beautiful for the parade and celebration at Mill Street Park. The Raymond Beautification committee would like to thank the businesses, community and volunteers for their support and donations. Visit the Raymond Beautification facebook page to view pictures from the day.

Lake Region Community Theater’s production of “Willy Wonka” opens Friday, Aug. 12.

Bob Metz relaxes on a granite bench engraved with his name and dedicated to him at Tassel Top Park. Metz was honored for his 25 years of dedication to the park.