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Aldersgate Methodist Church Supper Benefits Humane Society

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church Lay Leader Harry Grant presents a check representing proceeds from their May 25 fundraiser supper to Joan Vargas, Coordinator of Community Events at Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County

(THOMASTON, ME): On Saturday evening, May 25, a public supper hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Rockland raised over $536 to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC).

PMHSKC President Richard Procopio said: “This is a wonderful gift, and we will put it to good use in providing food and shelter for the animals in our care. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the Aldersgate church members and community who participated in this supper.”
Harry Grant, Lay Leader of Aldersgate United Methodist Church added: ‘We have always been supporters of the great work done by PMHSKC, and we are honored to help them provide care for homeless dogs and cats.”

Rockland’s first Methodist Church was erected on Union Street in 1828, and in 1870, a new building, later named the Pratt Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, was dedicated to replace the original church. Mounting repair costs at the Pratt Building prompted the congregation to consider building a new facility, and Aldersgate United Methodist Church, located near the gates of Rockland on the shore of Lake Chickawaukee, was consecrated in January 1997

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.