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Fusion Bangor is Downtown Proud, and they are celebrating downtown Bangor with a special event on Friday, June 21st, from 4:00-9:00pm, coordinating a variety of activities and highlighting other community happenings that are taking place the same evening.
The Downtown Proud Celebration arrives just over a year after Fusion Bangor launched its Downtown Proud campaign, the organization’s community engagement initiative that seeks to connect residents with downtowns in the Bangor region, ensuring that downtowns stay attractive and vital. The initiative has coordinated a number of downtown open houses, networking events, clean ups and beautification projects throughout the past year.
“Downtown Proud has been successful at connecting our members with downtown businesses and giving back to downtown communities,” says Annie Collins, Chair of Fusion. “Our June 21st celebration is about continuing that momentum, celebrating downtown Bangor and connecting residents with everything that’s going on that evening.”
Fusion’s Downtown Proud Celebration begins at 4:00pm and includes activities happening in different parts of downtown Bangor, including:
• Be Downtown Proud with Fusion Bangor: Connect with and learn about Fusion and how you can get involved in the community at our Introductory Table in West Market Square. There will be information on Fusion, Downtown Proud, Fusion Sports and other upcoming events.
• Downtown Scavenger Hunt: Participants start in West Market Square, picking up their clues and instructions, then trek across downtown. Those who complete the scavenger hunt can enter a drawing to win over $500 in prizes. Prize drawings will take place at 8:00pm during the COESPACE reception.
• Downtown Open House: Select downtown businesses will be staying open late so patrons can browse merchandise and explore all that downtown has to offer for retail.
• Reception at COESPACE: The Downtown Proud Celebration reception will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at COESPACE, 48 Columbia Street. It will include complimentary food, drinks, a champagne toast, as well as networking with other Fusion members. Over $500 in prizes will be given away in a drawing for those who complete the scavenger hunt. There will also be a grand prize drawing for all who attend, courtesy of Day’s Jewelers.
Fusion is also encouraging everyone to check out other community events the same evening, including Waterfront Concerts’ Darius Rucker concert, the “Back to Light” artist talk & reception with Caleb Charland at Sohns Gallery located in the Rock & Art Shop, and live bands at bars and restaurants throughout downtown Bangor.
Fusion Bangor, a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, is the area’s networking group of young residents. The organization works to connect the young demographic to each other, engage with the community, and transform the Bangor region into the preferred place to live, work and play in Maine.
Fusion’s Downtown Proud program was made possible with grant funds from the Realize Maine Network, a program of the Maine Development Foundation, and the Downtown Bangor Partnership.
To get involved in Fusion and Downtown Proud, please contact Fusion Bangor at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit Fusion on Facebook at facebook.com/FusionBangor.