The Chamber Chatter
I have returned from two weeks vacation with my family on the coast of Maine. The weather was fantastic plus besides being with all the family I was able to be with my two-year-old grandson and spend quality time every day for the two weeks and I was sad to say goodbye to all!
The “Stash For Cash” tickets are on sale. One place you can buy your ticket is here at the Rumford Information Center as well as many other businesses (will be publicized once entire list is available). Starting on November 1, there will be a drawing every weekday for the entire month and even if your name is drawn it goes back into the “pot."
Hope Association’s What Not Shop - Thrift Store at 85 Lincoln Ave. in Rumford is having its summer clearance garage sale. The sale is running weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until August 31. Fill a bag for only $5!
Saturday is a “Day” to inspire others! On that day, the Steve Day 5K will take place at 9 a.m. beginning at the Hosmer Field Complex. The family and friends of Steve are hosting the 5k and other events to support Steve and his family during his battle with leukemia. If you are interested in the 5K you can preregister online at www.active.com/running/rumford-me/steve-day-5k-2012 or contact Charley Leduc at 364-7266. You can also donate directly at: www.active.com/donate/WHYBGSD. Come down to the bake sale at the race and in the evening, go to Black Mountain of Maine for the silent and live auctions from 6 to 8 p.m. and live music from 8 to 11 p.m. All money raised will go to the Day family to help pay for medical costs.
Sherry Turbide at “Paradise By Sherry” (125 Main St. in Mexico) is offering “Back to School” specials: color and cut for $35, highlighted and cut for $35 and a duo manicure/pedicure for $35. These specials will be available until September 15.
If you would like more information on any of the Chamber’s events, call the office at 364-3241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be information coming out concerning Western Maine Economic Development Council and the arts in the Western Maine Region. Glen Holmes, Director of the WMEDC stated that the organization has partnered with collaborative arts groups to create the first region-wide discount program targeted at the arts sector. It is called the “Western Maine Arts Passport” and is set to be released during the upcoming holiday season. More information will be coming soon.