From Our Files – Week of June 15, 2020

50 Years Ago — June 18, 1970

    Trophies to be awarded at Fort Kent Loggerama — Plans for the first annual Fort Kent Loggerama to be held on the St. Louis Church grounds on June 27 and 28, 1970, are well underway.

With the combined efforts and support of many, the Lions Club, who is sponsoring the event, are confident it will turn out to be a huge success. A major attraction is Paul LaCross, world famous for his fancy gunslinging, knife and tomahawk throwing.

Eagle Lake couple marks 65th anniversary — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph St. Germain celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 12, 1970, at the Northern Maine Security Home, Eagle Lake. A special Mass was celebrated in the home’s chapel that morning. In the afternoon, a tea was served, which all of the residents of the home enjoyed. Five of their eight living children joined them.

 25 Years Ago — June 21, 1995

Paradis named Citizen of the Year — Antoine Paradis has been named 1995 Citizen of the Year. Paradis was selected because he has been a “devoted member of many civic, social and charitable organizations for 30 years.” In his spare time, he is a dispatcher at the Fraser Paper mill in Madawaska.

First Jazz And Blues Festival — Blues and jazz fans might have thought they died and went to heaven last weekend as thousands of their soulmates gathered for four days in downtown Edmundston, N.B., for the city’s first annual Jazz and Blues Festival. The turnout and ambiance created in the downtown park during the weekend prompted organizers to promise another jazz and blues festival next year.

10 Years Ago — June 23,  2010

Une soiree francaise — Students at Dr. Levesque in Frenchville studied Acadian heritage during the month of May, 2010. Each class learned a French song or dance to perform at Une Soiree Francaise. Sixth graders reenacted the Deportation of the Acadians from L’Acadie. Many of the activities for our Acadian studies were made possible by a grant from the Maine Acadian Heritage Council.

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