Orchard Shop Hosts Family Day for Troops Overseas 

Family and friends of the 1136th Transportation Company currently in Afghanistan got to the chance to reach out to their loved ones overseas.Rowe Orchards is hosting a family day at their shop on Route 7 in Newport on Saturday.Family and friends of the unit will be able to videotape messages to send to their soldiers.The troops were deployed to Afghanistan back in March.The relatives will also got the chance to pick their own apples, ride on tractors and sip on fresh apple cider.James Lawler, a member of the 1136th, says its little things like this that make a big difference.”it makes me appreciate what we have back home, it’s a great help for us over there, it keeps up morale and it’s a nice thing for them to do.”The Eastern Maine Key Club will also be at the event, they will donate the apples they picked to the area VFW.