Community Spirit

Winterberry Heights raises $500 to support programs for area seniors

Winterberry Heights raises $500 to support programs for area seniors

The residents of Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Community know how to throw a party.  Members of the Hammond Street Senior Center have been known to dance the night away non-stop.  Put the two together, add in an All-American burger buffet and a live rock-n-roll band, and you’ve got the makings for a fun fundraiser.

That’s exactly how the folks at Winterberry Heights raised $500 to support programs for area seniors offered by the Hammond Street Senior Center.

The ‘50s Flashback Dance with music by Rockin’ Ron is the second public fundraiser Winterberry Heights has hosted on behalf of the Hammond Street Senior Center.

“We are grateful to have such strong support from so many local businesses and other organizations such as Winterberry Heights.

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life...2

When I first started the "Giggey Girl Gowns" Dress Donation Center, I never thought that it would be something big (but man did I hope). Today, I am proud to announce that we have given away 3 dresses! (A pair of shoes and a shawl as well!) Three very deserving girls have come to get dresses from us, and have had a wonderful time with it! As have I! I never thought that I would have so much watching girls try on dresses, but I really did! I don't think I have ever smiled that much in my life!

I also have a VERY HUGE announcement today. When we first started Giggey Girl Gowns, my mom set what I thought was an outrageous goal: collect 100 dresses. I thought that she was crazy, and decided not to share it publicly. Last time I had a news interview, we were at 85 dresses, and I publicly announced our goal for the first time. Today I am more the pround to announce that we reached this goal.

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life

Giggey Girl Gowns Has Changed My Life. Truely.

And I can only hope that the three girls who have recevied dresses from us so far feel the same way. I am so excited to say that I am the founder of this amazin organization. That's right, we have given away three dresses so far! I'll post more information about the life changing experiences after school! :)

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Families And Children Together

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Families And Children Together

Volunteers from Families And Children Together (F.A.C.T.) will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, April 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Herbert Sargent Community Center in Old Town.  Dinner is only $6 per person,
$4 for children under 12, or $20 for a family of 5. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

All proceeds from this event support F.A.C.T.’s Pay It Forward Fund.  This fund assists grandfamilies in crisis.  It has bought fuel for families to stay warm during the winter, kept the electricity on, paid for a babysitter when the grandparent is sick, and much more.  When families receive funds they agree to pay it forward by helping someone else in need.  Families might offer babysitting to another family, provide transportation to an elderly neighbor, or maybe knit hat and mittens for children.  The possibilities are endless.

F.A.C.T.

Camden National Bank Chefs’ Gala Receives Outstanding Community Support

Camden National Bank Chefs’ Gala Receives Outstanding Community Support

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Placing their stars on the Walk of Fame for the 18th Annual Camden National Bank Chefs Gala are CEO Charlie Therrien of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Scott Kimball of Dead River, Terri Swanson of Witham Family Properties, James Ray, Robert Ray, Jr and Fred Ehrlenbach of Ray Builders and NESCom “paparazzi” Katelyn St.

Giggey Girl Gowns is Open for Girls in Need!

Giggey Girl Gowns will be open today from 1-3! Girls can come start to get dresses today and we are still taking dress donations as well! If you even have a slight worry about finances, come get a prom dress from us! We're at the Community of Christ Church; 128 Peirce Rd. Brewer!

Authentic Bean Hole Bean Supper

Hampden, Maine.  Do you love the taste of beans baked in a hole? Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church members are gearing up for another authentic bean hole bean supper that you won’t want to miss. The supper will be held on Saturday, Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.

            The supper menu includes authentic bean hole beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls, pies and beverages. There will be beans available for take-out sales: a bean quart is $6.00 and a bean pint is $3.00. Supper cost for an adult is $8.00, a child is $5.00 and children under three are free.

            Authentic bean hole suppers are a tradition at HHUMC as many members participate in its organization from fire hole tenders, table setters, hostess, servers, food prep workers, dishwashers and clean-up crew.