Holiday decorating contest set

The Windham Recreation Department hosts an outdoor holiday decorating contest. Residents are invited to decorate their homes and lawns to show their holiday spirit. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9, and judging takes place Dec. 15-28. Winners will be announced on Dec. 22.

Entry is free and judging will include looking for "curb appeal" with viewing from the street only.

Participants will have photos of their decor posted on local social media, local cable, Twitter and in newspapers. Judging will be done 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 15-18.

Blood drive planned

A blood drive is planned for Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's Parish Hall, 2 Searles Road. Donors can sign up via the American Red Cross site. The drive is hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 7572 along with the Red Cross.

Scouting for Food

Windham Scouts host the annual Scouting for Food drive on Saturday, Nov. 14. Local Scouts are partnering with Lazarus House. Nonperishable food items can be placed by mailboxes or on front doorsteps and Scouts will pick them up. Food can also be brought to Windham Crossing Life Church, 122 North Lowell Road, and dropped off that day before noon.

Turkey trot registration open

The annual Windham Turkey Trot is welcoming registration for the 26th annual event. This year's Turkey Trot will be virtual due to the ongoing pandemic and all proceeds will go to support the Shepherd's Pantry in Windham. Visit for information on how to sign up.

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