Augusta, ME – April 19th, 20th, 21st, 2013 – Mix 107.9 (WFMX) Morning Show jocks Jay Hanson and Tanya Verzoni, along with 93.5 True Oldies’ (WCTB) Don Brown, Randy Phair and Steve Colella will be living in campers all this weekend in an effort to raise money to send kids to area camps. The 2nd Annual Camp Out for Kids Weekend works with Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers with a goal to send Maine children, who may not get the chance to attend a local camp, to one of 5 Maine camps. Those camps are: Camp Susan Curtis in Stoneham, Camp Tracy in Oakland, Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Camp Julia Clukey in Readfield and Camp Fairhaven in Brooks.
Date: Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st
Time: 3:00pm Friday to 2:00pm Sunday
Where: J & M Camper & Marine, 653 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine
Both stations will be broadcasting live from the event as well as playing special requests for donations. The request line is 1-866-649-1079. The goal of the 2nd Annual Camp Out for Kids Weekend, this year, is to raise $38,000, which will provide camp scholarships for 130 kids. Last year’s event resulted in 100 children attending camps. In addition, a portion of camper and marine sales at J&M will go toward the fundraising event.
Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers has been sending underprivileged kids to Maine camps for the last 38 years. Every year MCHLW receives about 200 requests for camp scholarships. Between $250-$350 dollars sends one child to overnight summer camp for one week, through the program. The program accepts children from all over Maine in 2nd through 10th grades.
This year’s sponsors are Taylor’s Drug Store, Amcomm Wireless, Ray Haskell Ford Lincoln, Hometown Veterinary Care, Expert Auto Glass, Hardings Garage, Northern Mattress and Furniture, Kennebec Eyecare, Tim Hortons, and Senator Inn.
WFMX is an Adult Contemporary Hits radio station located in Waterville. Hanson and Verzoni’s morning show can be heard from 5:30am to 10am weekdays.