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Back 2 School Supply Drive set for August 16

Back 2 School Supply Drive set for August 16

Bangor, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The WLBZ 2 Back 2 School Supply Drive makes a return on Friday, August 16 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. outside the Target store in Bangor. We'll have live updates throughout the day.

According to a survey conducted for the National Retail Foundation, the average person with children in grades K-12 will spend $634.78 on their children to go back-to-school. 

Help us help others by donating school supplies like backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, folders, calculators, rulers and more. All of the donations will be given to the Salvation Army who will distribute them to families in need.

If your family or a family you know could use a hand with school supplies, contact the Salvation Army in Bangor at 941-2990.

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Of the 12 2 Those Who Care recipients from Hancock County, three were agencies of distinction:  Island Connection, Friends in Action and Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.  

Five 2 Those Who Care recipients came from Washington County.  2010 winner Barbara Paul of Perry, lives the farthest away of any winner.

Only three of our 2 Those Who Care recipients hail from Waldo County, they represent Searsport and Stockton Springs.

Museum distributes 8,500 walking sticks to veterans statewide

BANGOR -- It’s the question heard daily at Cole Land Transportation Museum on Perry Road: “Are you still giving out walking sticks to Maine war veterans?”
The answer is an enthusiastic “yes,” especially since the total number of walking sticks distributed to veterans of four war eras from all 16 counties passed 8,500 on June 10, with Vietnam veterans receiving the most walking sticks at 3,542.

World War II veterans who participate in Bangor’s Memorial Day Parade each year also have a red-white-and-blue sticker with the year on it placed on their walking sticks. This year, museum volunteers were on hand before the start of the parade with a new sticker created especially for veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam War and Global War on Terror who marched or rode in the parade with their walking sticks.