May 21, 2018
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Fundraiser to feature midcoast talent

CAMDEN, Maine — Hope Elephants, a local nonprofit organization, is hoping the public will join friends and neighbors for an evening of music, laughter and fun, as well as a cash bar and silent auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The fundraising event will have something for audience members of all ages and features some performers from the midcoast region. Performances will include one of Maine’s best-known personalities, The humble Farmer, the jazz band Swing Shift featuring guitarist Gary Clancy, the vocal and piano stylings of international recording artist Gintare, and Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Paul Sullivan. The host and master of ceremonies for the evening will be Slim Goodbody — also know as John Burstein.

Items up for bid in the silent auction will include a guitar from Northern Kingdom Music, an occasional table from Thos. Moser, a blanket from Swan’s Island Blankets, a photography sitting with Patrisha McLean, gift certificates from the Samoset Resort and the Rockport YMCA, and more.

Tickets are $20, $10 children under 12, and available in advance at Hope General Store in Hope, Sherman’s Books in Camden and the Camden Hospital for Animals in Rockport, or at the door the night of the concert.

For more information, contact Hope Elephants at or 619-4801.

Hope Elephants is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to create a humane, state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation facility in Hope where injured and aging retired circus elephants will receive veterinary care unavailable elsewhere. At the facility Hope Elephants will

offer visitors the opportunity to learn the importance of conservation and ecology through direct observation and study. For more information, visit

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