Talent Building for Veterans Benefit Event
CPAC to Host – Celebration of Freedom
Talent that will appear at the September 19th ‘Celebration of Freedom’, a fund raising event to benefit local Veterans, is growing and tickets are now available for the variety show that will be held at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. The event is being sponsored by the Meo Bosse Detachment 1414 Marine Corps League based in Caribou. Craig Fay, Commandant for the detachment said that he has been very pleased with the response of the local talent.
“I have been overwhelmed with the positive response that we have received”, said Fay, who served as a Marine in Vietnam. “We have singing, dancing, music, this promises to be great family entertainment and a great tribute to our Veterans.”
Funds raised by the September 19th event will benefit local Veterans including those who are homeless, indigent or need financial support.
“We know a lot of our Veterans are struggling”, said Fay. “We want to create a fund so that when a Veteran is truly in need we can be there for them. We hope to make this show an annual event and keep the effort going over time”.
Highlighting the ‘Celebration of Freedom’ will be Northern Star winner, Emily Marin and vocalist Stephanie Plourde. The show which will also feature a Barber Shop Quartet and dancing numbers from Moondance Studio. A gospel group from Mars Hill, the Kinney Family Singers
will perform along with a number of other local artists. Thomas Lajoie of Van Buren, Regional Winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest, will read his essay.
Kris Doody, RN and Cary Medical Center, CEO will MC the Celebration of Freedom and noted that the event is part of a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
“We have been highlighting this Anniversary event throughout the year as a tribute to those who served in Vietnam and in honoring Veterans of all wars”, said Doody. “We hope that many Veterans and their families will join us for the Celebration of Freedom. We are so grateful to our Veterans for their service”.
Tickets to the Saturday, September 19th event, being held from 7 – 9 p.m., are now available. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Plourde and Plourde Harley Davidson, Caribou, Griffeth Ford in Caribou, Plourde Furniture, Caribou, Ben’s Trading Post, Presque Isle, S. W. Collins Company Caribou and Presque Isle, Sister’s Coffee Shop and Bakery in Fort Fairfield, The Ski Shop in Van Buren, Big Cheese Pizza in Caribou and Presque Isle, Save-a-Lot in Caribou, Cary Medical Center Gift Shop. For more information call the Office of Community Relations at Cary Medical Center 498-1112.