Community Spirit

Moose Mainea Craft Fair

Date & Time: May 28, 2011 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Contact: Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce 207.695.2702
Location: Greenville, ME
An event of the Moosehead Lake Region's yearly Moose Mainea Celebration. Area crafters host thier yearly Moose Mainea Craft Fair in downtown Greenville. Lots for moose memoribelia, collectables and much more.

Moose Mainea

Date & Time: May 27, 2011 (All Day)
Contact: Bob Hamer 207-695-2702
Location: Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville
Each spring Moose Head Lake Region hosts a month long celebration honoring the region's favorite resident-The MOOSE! Some of this years events include: the Moose River Canoe Race, Kids Fun Day, Moosterpiece Craft Fair and Famous Moose Treats. May 14th through June 12th.

Homemade Vegetable Soup Dinner at Frankfort Elementary School

     The fifth grade students, who are also the Civil Rights Team members, at Frankfort Elementary School, are hosting a community dinner on Monday, June 6, 2011.  Supper will consist of homemade vegetable soup, rolls, crackers, punch and assorted cookies for dessert.  Supper is being held at the Frankfort Elementary School gym, which is located at 112 Searsport Road, Frankfort, Maine, from 5-6:30PM.  The price of the dinner is $2.00 for children and $3.00 for adults.  Tickets can be purchased at the Frankfort Elementary School or the Stockton Springs Elementary School offices ahead of time or can be bought at the door.  All proceeds for the evening are being donated to the Bangor Humane Society.

     Additionally, the fifth grade students will be holding a used book sale during the evening, to help cover the costs of their overnight trip to Camp Tanglewood last month.

Annual American Cancer Society fundraiser exceeds goals

Annual American Cancer Society fundraiser exceeds goals

Relay For Life of Penobscot Collects More than $192,000 in Fight Against Cancer

(Orono, ME) – The Relay For Life of Penobscot County has surpassed fundraising expectations this year, with more than $192,000 in donations confirmed as of Saturday afternoon.  The annual event had set a goal of $176,000 net, but with a record number of teams and participants, the 2011 Relay for Life of Penobscot County exceeded the goal with more money still coming in.

“Our event has seen steady growth over the past few years, but this year’s tally surpasses what we had expected,” said event co-chair Chad LaBree.  “People really came together to find new and innovative ways to fundraise for the fight against cancer.  We had a record number of teams and a record number of participants – and we are already looking forward to growing this Relay even more next year.”

This is the first year that the eighteen-hour walking event was located at the University of Maine.

Remember Patients In Need This Memorial Day By Donating Blood

American Red Cross Urges Donors To Kick Off Their Summer Plans With A Blood Donation

Bangor  – The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to give blood on and around the Memorial Day holiday in honor of those who have served our country and in memory of loved ones.

Memorial Day traditionally kicks off the busy summer season, a time when blood donations typically slow down and supplies can drop significantly. The American Red Cross is asking healthy volunteer blood donors to make a point to kick off their summer by giving the gift of life for patients who depend on blood transfusions.

“The need for blood never takes a vacation,” said Lisa Frazell, Account Executive for the American Red Cross. “Donors who give regularly during the summer months are contributing greatly to assuring a community blood supply that will be adequate to meet the needs of patients.”

According to the Red Cross, donors can give blood every eight weeks.

Camp CaPella Spring Fix-Up/Clean-Up

Camp CaPella Spring Fix-Up/Clean-Up

By Brewer H.S. JMG Students

Monday, May 23, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Plus $600 Donation from JOY

DEDHAM, May 20 – Students from the JMG (Jobs for Maine’s Graduates) program at Brewer High School will be providing fix-up and clean-up efforts at Camp CaPella this Monday from 8:30 am. till 1:00 p.m. “The fix-up and clean-up tasks will also include some painting as well as putting in our docks and floats, and their contributions will really help us right now,” observes Dana Mosher, executive director at Camp CaPella.

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

Join us on May 15 in Saco at 36 Tasker St., Young Elementary School for a 2 mile walk to help support the Epilepsy Foundation.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM.  All proceeds raised from the walk will go into supporting the more  than 144,000 people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders in the four state area. Our mission is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention, control and a cure for epilepsy through advocacy, education, research and support services. 

Registration-8:30 AM

Walk 10:00 AM

Young Elementary School, 36 Tasker St. Saco, Me.

Enjoy food and entertainment after the walk.  Pets on leashes are welcomed.