(ROCKLAND, ME): On Saturday, March 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., warm tropical breezes will draw Midcoast revelers to Rockland’s American Legion Post One at 335 Limerock Street for the 5th Annual Tropical Getaway Dance, with all proceeds to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC). The evening’s festivities will feature the convivial sounds of Steelin’ Thunder Steel Drum Band, an outstanding local group, plus a 50/50 raffle, baked refreshments, and a cash bar.
“This is always a fun time, with lots of dancing, mingling, and of course, the limbo! I hope everyone can join us for the party and help us raise needed funds for the animals.” said Tracy Sala, PMHSKC Executive Director.
General admission tickets are $8.00, and they will be available for sale at the door on the evening of the event. Please go to www.hsckme.org or call 207-594-2200 for more information.
The Steelin’ Thunder band is a non-profit group formed in 2001 with 17 members representing 8 different towns from Waldoboro to Belfast. The band has provided entertainment at many private and public events, including the Lobster Festival, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, and at Belfast’s New Year’s By the Bay. Proceeds from their performances fund scholarships for Midcoast area high school graduates who are furthering their education in the field of music.
The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The Society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, S. Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.