The Readfield Historical Society plans to hold its annual meeting and the presentation of a yearly award of appreciation to a community member, followed by a program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road, according to a news release from the society.

The program, I Love to Tell the Stories, will feature six panelists, ages 73 to 91, who are lifetime or longtime Readfield residents. They plan to share stories and take questions from the audience about Readfield during the early to late 20th century. Dale Potter-Clark will moderate the panel discussion.

Evelyn Potter Submitted photo

Program panelists will include Evelyn (Adell) Potter, who was born in 1930 at Readfield Depot, grew up there and has lived at Kents Hill since 1946. Among other places, she has worked at Kents Hill School, in the Readfield Tax Assessor’s office and for a local pediatrician. Potter has also authored many articles and a book about her memories of Readfield, and she is a founding member of RHS.

Christopher Dumaine, 87, will also be a panelist. His family moved to Readfield in 1938 so that his father could help his newly widowed mother, Elizabeth Clarke, operate her 146-acre Kennemac Farm.

Additional panelists will include Melanie Lanctot, John Lord, Brenda (Boutilier) Deojay and Ed Dodge.

Chris Dumaine Submitted photo

There is no admittance fee, though donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Attendees must be society members to vote during the brief annual meeting. Annual dues, $5 for seniors or $10 for others, can be paid or renewed at the door.

For more information, call 207-377-2299 or email [email protected].

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