Auction Oct. 26 will benefit Papa’s Boots mission

NORWAY — There will be a 3-T (Talents, Treats and Treasures) auction beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St. The Norway Grange is handicapped accessible.
There will be a free meal of beans, hot dogs, coleslaw and bread at 5 p.m. Some of the objects being auctioned off include homemade items, house hold treasures, antiques, small furniture, art work, baked items, sweets, house plants, plant stands, wall sconces and a myriad of other pieces. Additional donations for the auction can be brought in that night
Papa’s Boots is a local mission set up in the memory of Bruno Leino of Harrison in association with Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church. Leino’s grandchildren started this project in his honor.
“Papa” would always say, as he looked at the Christmas tree full of presents, “Look at all these presents we have when there are many children going without winter boots.” Since 2011, Papa’s Boots has donated hundreds of new pairs of winter boots for children in need in Harrison, Waterford, West Paris, Hebron, South Paris and other non-profit organizations who serve children in need.
Last year, Papa’s Boots gave out 148 pairs of new warm winter boots, but the need continues to increase each year. Papa’s Boots have partnered with Lamey-Wellehan Shoes in Auburn to help make this mission possible.
Donations to the Papa’s Boots mission may be made by sending a check — payable to BMUMC “Papa’s Boots” — to Box 859, Harrison, ME 04040. For more information, contact A-J Alexander at 207-461-3093 or by email at aaturnleft3@gmail.com.