Patti’s Oct. 22 Inside New Gloucester” column

Notecards and prints of the New Gloucester Public Library by Windham artist Shannon McGuigan are available for purchase as an endowment fundraiser to benefit the library. Her original artwork was framed and presented to former assistant librarian Carla McCallister from the board of trustees in recognition of her 12 years of service to the library. Patti Mikkelsen / For Lakes Region Weekly

A very GNG Halloween

New Gloucester Fairgrounds, 106 Bald Hill Road, is the site of Trunk or Treat, an entertaining community-oriented event from 2-4 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 30. Neighbors and business members alike volunteer to decorate vehicles in a Halloween theme and hand out candy. Families stroll around the track collecting candy and treats from each vehicle. Costumes are encouraged.

Participants will vote on their favorite trunk decorations and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Registration is encouraged. The first 100 people to register will receive a complimentary bag in which to collect goodies along the Trunk or Treat trail. The event is free, but the Gray and New Gloucester Recreation Departments are grateful for any donations to help purchase candy and prizes. To register and for more information, go to

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