Press Release

Community Celebration and Exploration of Marriage Equality in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville and REM’s PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will present a “Community Celebration and Exploration of Marriage Equality in Maine” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in REM Forum at The Center, 93 Main Street, in downtown Waterville.

The event is free to all community members; a luncheon buffet will be available for $10 per person.

This celebration of marriage equality will focus on the new Maine marriage law including gay and lesbian couples. The event will feature local clergy, florists, photographers, caterers, printers, clothiers and reception facilities that serve same-sex couples. Attendees can also listen to presentations by local lawyers, accountants, psychologists and clergy who will explore the legal, spiritual, psychological and financial issues involved with the new law. Presenters include local attorney Bill Lee of O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan and Philips, LLC in Waterville; Jim Nicholson, C.P.A. of Nicholson, Michaud and Company of Waterville and Belfast; local psychologist Peter Burgher; Reverend Margaret Anzalone of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Waterville; and Reverend John Balicki of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville.

“REM believes the power of community is in the diversity of its people and that everyone’s ideas, talents and energies are important,” said Faye Nicholson, Co-Executive Director of REM. “Those who attend this May 4th celebration will remember it as a milestone in our movement to strengthen marriage, families and indeed, our community.”

Reservations are required for the luncheon buffet. The food served will celebrate the community’s diversity and heritage. Hungarian, French, Russian, Lebanese, Thai and American food will be served. The public is invited to call REM at 873-4444 for reservations.

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