This year’s group of nine organizations includes five veterans and four new groups all joining forces to raise funds in a united effort for their respective causes.
The standards in the fundraiser include the CRD Warriors, a teenage athletic team from Corinna; the Stetson Historical Society; the Newport Cultural Center’s Friends of the Library; the Newport Woman’s Club and Sebasticook Family Doctors dental program. Newcomers to the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year include the Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union’s Ending Hunger in Maine campaign; the Palmyra Community Center to support their newly-founded facility; Hartland Consolidated School’s Teachers on the Run planning a community track in Hartland; and the Town of Corinna’s Bicentennial Committee planning for that town’s Bicentennial celebration.
The groups will gather to begin planning for the annual “party you don’t want to miss” at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at the Newport Masonic Hall on Route 7. For the second year, the Masons have generously offered their space for the large planning committee to meet.
Following the first meeting, the groups will be contacting past Sparkle supporters as well as other businesses and organizations to sponsor or donate to the fundraiser.
Sparkle is a “party” format that includes entertainment, refreshments as well as a silent and live auction in a collaborative fundraising effort shared by the 10 organizations.