April 21, 2018
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Raffle offers Maine Dream Vacation

By Dan Bookham, Camden Chamber

Thanks to the incredible generosity of many local businesses, the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce has been able to collaborate with local teen program and chamber member Youthlinks to put together an incredible prize package called the Maine Dream Vacation, four days in the Midcoast with superb food and once-in-a-lifetime experiences this September. The prize package includes airfare, a rental car, spending money and a tote bag full of Maine goodies and has a retail value of $6,000. We are selling only 500 tickets, so the odds of wining are phenomenally good.

This would be a great thing to share with friends and family far away (a ticket might even make for a fun present). I hope you can help by sharing details with your contacts and (if you have one) on your Facebook page. You can even enter for yourself if you want.

As we know, discerning travelers from across the globe head to our region to enjoy the ever-changing palette of nature and the small-town charm of these jewels of the Maine coast. Now, a lucky winner and a traveling companion could be joining them Sept. 13-16, thanks to this incredible Maine dream vacation raffle. Visit www.mainedreamvacation.com to buy your ticket and for more information, including the rules.

The lucky winner will enjoy three nights in a suite at the famous AAA four-diamond Camden Harbour Inn and will dine each night at a different award winning restaurant — The Hartstone Inn in Camden; Primo in Rockland and Natalie’s in Camden.

The winner also will get to choose from one of the following private, concierge experiences each

day — spa services at Beauty Mark Spa in Camden; a biplane tour over Penobscot Bay, courtesy of the Owls Head Transportation Museum; golf at the Samoset Resort in Rockport; a sail and picnic aboard the Schooner Olad out of Camden; a “backstage tour” of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland; a private wine maker’s tour of Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville with lunch; a personal cooking class with Chef Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda in Rockland; or a personal hike in the Camden Hills with registered Maine guide and editor of Down East magazine Paul Doiron and birder and trails expert Kristin Lindquist of Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

The prize also includes round-trip airfare for two to Boston and then on to Rockland,

courtesy of Cape Air; a complimentary rental car; $500 in spending money courtesy of Machias Savings Bank; and a beautiful tote, courtesy of Sea Bags, filled with local Maine goodies.

The cost of a raffle ticket is $50, and only 500 tickets will be sold. Raffle sales are being conducted by Youthlinks at www.mainedreamvacation.com.

Proceeds of the Maine Dream Vacation Raffle will benefit the community service programs of Youthlinks, www.youthlinksonline.org, which is a program of Broadreach Family and Community Services, www.brmaine.org. Through participation in Youthlinks, midcoast youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities, and connect to peers, adult mentors and their communities. All Youthlinks programs are free to participating youth.

The Maine Dream Vacation Raffle is sponsored by the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce and Down East, the magazine of Maine.

Dan Bookham is the executive director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce. Call 236-4404, email dbookham@camdenme.org or visit www.visitcamden.com for more information.

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