SHERMAN, Maine — An open house to benefit the Upper Valley Economic Council food pantry in Sherman and the local VFW will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pineridge Scents Candle and Sign Co., which opened Oct. 13. The food pantry serves the towns of Benedicta, Crystal, Hersey, Island Falls, Ludlow, Medway, Pattern, Sherman, Silver Ridge, Stacyville and Woodville.

Bring a box of cereal for the UVEC Food Pantry to be entered in to win the grand prize of a year’s supply of scented candles.

Michael Knight of Spoiled On The Go will offer 20-minute massages in return for at least a $25 donation to the UVEC Food Pantry. Donations will be used to purchase pies for Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets.

Raffle tickets for Maine made gift baskets will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting VFW Post 2299 in Stacyville.

Raffle tickets for a patriotic quilt made and donated by Charlene Springer in memory of Pfc. Michael K. McDonald, Pvt. Robert K. MacArthur, Sgt. Robert R. Lane and Chief Master Sgt. Edwin A. Tozier will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall back to the area in June 2013.

Other businesses taking part in the event will be Candle Mt. Kitchen, Gardiner Farms, J.D. Photography, Midnight Son Jewelry, Finding the Puddles, Diane Gould, Simply Said and CoCo’s Cakes, Mother and Daughter, Maine Farmhouse, Rag Rug Lane, Christie Crouse, Heartfelt Creations, Norma Whitten-Goodale.

For information, call 365-4755, email or visit