100 Years Ago: 1921

A mass meeting of subscribers to stock in the Martindale Holding Company which is financing the Country Club project for Lewiston and Auburn, will be in the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce rooms at 7.30 o’clock Thursday night. Fred Chisholm will report on his temporary golf course, which it is expected will be ready for the golfers in about six weeks. Anyone interested in the country club project is invited to attend.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Auburn School Supt. Patrick L. Donahue will be the speaker Thursday at a Ladies Night meeting of the Androscoggin Valley Square and Compass Club. His topic will be ““Changes in the Auburn School System.” A social hour will be held at 5:50 pm, dinner will be served at 8:30 pm, and the meeting will be held at 7:30 pm. Club president, John Luttrell will preside. Principal Alfred N. Savignano of Edward Little High School will be master of ceremonies.

25 Years Ago: 1996

It takes a lot to pull off an activity like the Great Falls Balloon Festival. A lot of people, enthusiasm, a lot of funds and a little luck. And the festival can always use more of all of these. If you are interested in being involved with making this event possible, there are many ways to do it. At least 300 volunteers work together during the festival, doing everything from setting up chairs, tables, manning T-shirts and information booths, and being an all around gopher. Many of the pilots need extra people  who know the local area, roads and shortcuts, to ride with the chase crew. For those interested in crewing, a crew class is in the works for early summer to teach the basics of balloon inflation and deflation. There is also the need for more sponsors. Both businesses and individuals are invited to become sponsors.

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