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Local Organizations, Friends, Family, and Businesses Held Benefits to Help Fire Victims in Millinocket

Posted Feb. 15, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.

Area Organizations and Out of Town Performers Help Fire Victims Betty Jo and Mike Austin get on their way to getting a place to live. Millinocket Elks, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Knights of Columbus raised over $1700 with a spaghetti dinner and auction. Local businesses donated items for the auction that included a saw from Sterns, a print of Mt. Katahdin from North Light Gallery, gift certificates from Rideout’s Market, Hair Razor, Spoiled Hair, Scootic In, and McDonald’s. A mirror from Portland Glass, a lighted bird house made by Gina Ryder, A charcoal drawing from Carolyn and Clyde Folsom, 2 quarts of maple syrup from the SugarShack, 2 afghans and 125 dishcloths from Mary Ann Armstrong, an afghan from Gail Linscott and one from Nadine Knights Hunter from Virginia,slippers from Levasseur’s and a Moose Zoosie from Elizabeth’s Charm. Friends and family made pies and cakes for the pie and cake auction.

Also, Bobbie Allen, Barb Kimball, Paul Dupuis, Makayla Weizer, Clyde Folsom from Bangor, Flippin Fun from Lincoln, Joe Johnson, The Apostolic Lighthouse Church Sign Team from Bangor, Wayne Howe from Bangor, Lauren Gelinas, Olivia and Taylor Burleigh, Michelle Burrill, Peter and Stephanie Jamieson, Jessie and Luke Dumais, CBL, Michelle Arthurs and Lucille Folster from Lincoln, Jeff Hamm, Barbara Moore and Cathy “Kat” Caron put on a variety show with the help of Matt Waite, Frank Manzo, Chris Benson, and Sydney Sennett with the technical aspect of the program. All together these events raised over $3000. The Austin’s are in the process of purchasing a newer mobile home with the money that was donated to them and from the fundraisers.

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