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From our Files – Week of June 22, 2020

50 Years Ago — June 25, 1970

    400 sign up for Ft. Kent playground activities — A total of 400 boys and girls have signed up for summer activities at the Fort Kent playground. Registration has been held at the pool for the various activities to be held this summer.

To date swimming has been the main issue, as in the past. A total of 152 have signed up for swimming with lessons that began June 29, 1970.

Birch Point unveils its new clubhouse — The big night was Saturday when the new clubhouse officially opened at the Birch Point Golf Course. The new clubhouse has been in the works for years and construction started this spring. It was explained the actual playing course has never been finer and, in fact, was in good shape. 

 25 Years Ago — June 28, 1995

Trash troops — If the earth was a little cleaner around here this spring, it is due, in part, to the efforts of the girls of Madawaska Girl Scout Troops 57, 280, 347 and 614. The girls and their leaders collected roadside trash throughout the town of Madawaska on Earth Day, April 12, 1995. 

Miss Maine 1995 — Persistence, poise, beauty and talent came together and made history Saturday evening when 23-year old Sharon Pelletier of Madawaska was crowned Miss Maine 1995 in Portland. This was Pelletier’s fourth attempt at the crown. Pat Cyr of Madawaska, who was crowned Miss Maine 1975, was in attendance at the pageant. 

10 Years Ago — June 30,  2010

Breaking ground — The Fort Kent Lions Club recently broke ground on their Lions Den Pavilion project at Riverside Park in Fort Kent. Once constructed, the 6,000-square foot structure will be donated to the Town of Fort Kent as a sheltered venue for public functions hosted at Riverside Park. The completed project will cost over $250,000 and will be paid with monies the Lions Club collects from various community fundraisers and private donations.

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