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Westport Central School Class of 2016 invites you to Willsboro Bowling Center this Saturday at 3 p.m. for 9 Pin Bowling to benefit the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund. In addition to the bowling, there will also be raffles and baked goods on sale. So put together a team of four and see if you’ve got the chops to come out on top!

Christopher loved Westport. After his death in 2002 of complications arising from his earlier childhood illness, his family and friends established the fund to honor his memory. The fund’s mission is to offer financial help to North Country families for incidental and unexpected expenses incurred while caring for a child with a severe illness. If you are from Westport or a neighboring community, chances are good you know a family the fund has helped. (The CEH Fund also puts on the Ice Cream Social and Magic Show during Westport’s annual July Fourth celebration.) Thank you, Class of 2016 and Coach Rascoe, for holding this fundraiser to aid a great cause.

The next day, Sunday, June 9, Normandie Beach Resort kicks off its summer season with a festive Open House. Everyone’s invited from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for free hamburgers and hotdogs. “We want to show everyone around,” say hosts Molly and Waldemar Kasriels, “and we hope they’ll join us throughout the summer.”

The following weekend is the famous Wadhams Strawberry Festival, which will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wadhams United Church of Christ. There will strawberry shortcake with or without ice cream (plus, free ice cream treats for pre-schoolers), great books on sale from the Wadhams Free Library, and lots of private vendors. And don’t forget to buy a duck for the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Department Duck Derby, which will be held the same day. Call Evelyn Brant at 962-4488 for more info or to become a vendor. Evelyn has been looking into the origins of the festival and thinks it may go back as far as 100 years.

Last but not least, another Ambassador training has been scheduled for Thursday, June 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage House.

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