Gorham Notes: December 9 – Portland Press Herald


At the 2020 New Year Gorham Finale, people watch fireworks. This year’s celebration will also feature fireworks and lots of entertainment. Derek Davis / Portland Press Herald file photo

The New Year’s Eve celebrations promise a lot of fun and excitement

The annual Gorham New Year celebration is scheduled for December 31st from 3pm to 9pm, with shows at Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave., and Shaw Gym in the Community Center, 75 South St.

The following events are planned for the Shaw Gym: Wild Life Encounters with three shows from 3:00 p.m. and Mad Science, three shows from 3:00 p.m.

The high school performing arts stage will feature Don Roy with an Acadian violin at 5pm; GHS music performances at 6 p.m.; Antonio Rocha, Extraordinary Storyteller, at 7pm; Matt Roberts with Magic and More at 8pm

The fireworks start at 9 p.m. on the GHS sports field.

The event includes the New Year Gorham Café, which is open from 5pm to 8pm in the Gorham High School cafeteria.

Wristbands for entry to all shows are $ 5 and are available from Hannaford in Gorham; Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St .; and Gorham Recreation Department, 75 South St.

A full list of events can be found at gorham-me.org/new-year-gorham-committee/pages/2021-program-information.

Help the human trafficking survivors

The organizers at Summit Community Church in Gorham are looking for $ 25 gift cards for Walmart, Target, Irving, or Amazon to be distributed to trafficking survivors so they can purchase items they need.

“All cards received will be distributed to survivors across the state,” organizer Cindy Elder said in an email.

Because of the pandemic, the church’s annual Christmas concert fundraiser has been postponed since 2020.

Cards can be mailed to Summit Community Church, PO Box 849, Gorham, ME 04038.

Librarian is retiring

Deborah Buker retired on December 3, after 33 years as a technical services librarian at the Baxter Memorial Library. Library Director James Rathbun thanked Buker for her contributions to a gathering of patrons, library friends, board members and city workers.

Skatepark meeting

A public meeting and design session for the Gorham Community Skatepark will be held on Wednesday, December 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Burleigh H. Loveitt Council Chambers at the Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.

60 years ago

The Westbrook American reported on December 13, 1961 that Nina Bailey would lead choral groups and Sidney Lerman would lead the band at the Gorham High School Christmas concert.

US taxpayer debts

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced on Dec. 12 that the U.S. national debt was $ 28,908,093,499,888.46.



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