April 20 designated Lebanon Pride Day
The Lebanon Rescue Department’s Lebanon Pride Day is Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m.-noon, when volunteers will help clean up the roads.
Lebanon Road Commissioner Larry Torno and his crews are offering to help pick up bags of debris from the side of the roads. The Lebanon Transfer is also assisting.
For the past few years, dozens of families and groups picked up truck loads of trash and debris from the roadways.
Lebanon Rescue will offer trash bags, safety vests and gloves to those who need them. This year the starting place is the Lebanon Town Offices at 15 Upper Guinea Road. Volunteers will be there starting at 8 to hand out supplies and take last-minute registrations, Residents and groups are invited to help with this roadside cleanup.
To register, sign onto the Lebanon Rescue Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lebanonrescue and click on the Lebanon Pride Day event, or contact Assistant Chief Jason Cole at 608-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lebanon Rescue Department will be offering a free barbecue at the town office from noon-1 p.m. for all those who helped during the clean-up day.
In case of heavy rain, the event will be Saturday, April 27. Any delay would be posted online.
Church seeking donations for
June yard sale
The Lebanon North Berwick Baptist Church, Little River Road, Lebanon is getting ready for its semi-annual yard sale on June 7 and 8. Organizers are looking for any donations or the sale. The money received from the yard sale will go to Mmssion projects to California and Africa.
Those with donations can call Dave Maguire, pastor, at 457-1828.
Grants add up
The Lebanon Fire Department has announced that it has received grants totaling $101,636 in the past two years. The first grant was from the Maine Forest Service in December 2011 for $3,117 for the purchase of a forestry pump.
In February 2012 the department received a grant from the Steven and Tabitha King Foundation for $30,000 to purchase a new 2012 Ford Econoline E350 van to replace a minivan and an old ambulance.
In December 2012, another grant from the Maine Forest Service of $2,506 was awarded to buy forestry gear for firefighters.
And last month, after four years of trying, the fire department was awarded a $66,000 grant from FEMA under the Assistant for Firefighter Grant program for the purchase of 12 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus with masks and spare bottles. This is to replace older equipment in use.
Books for Bikes incentive under way
The Martha Sawyer Community Library is holding a Books for Bikes reading incentive challenge sponsored by the Lebanon American Legion Post 214 in cooperation with Walmart. Two bicycles are being donated for the top girl and top boy readers!
This year this event is open to second- and third-grade students, both at the Hanson School. as well as home schooled. A reading log can be printed from the library website (which can be accessed through the school website), the Town Office, the Hanson School office or at the library during regular business hours. Books for Bikes ends April 30. Reading logs must be turned in no later than May 1.
On Saturday, April 20, the library will observe Earth Day. Children can make various crafts from recycled materials. Those with suggestions for this event can contact Jenn Griffin, email@example.com.
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