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Monday, October 27, 2014
LEWISTON — It was an unsettling night in the Twin Cities. The ghouls started to arrive before 5 p.m. Friday — witches, clowns, zombies, skeletons and various creatures of the night. They were there for the Run Like Hell 5K costume party, but they weren't there to race, oh no. These ghastly beings were out to cause fear and unease — and the more of it, the better."We're here to scare the runners," said Ron Lawlor, a Poland man in a yellow rain suit and a gas mask. His face was smeared with faux blood and his hair was streaked with it. "We'll find little hiding spots along the route and when they run by, we'll jump out and scare them."Some had a specific strategy in mind; some were winging it."I'm just going to jump out and scream," said a Lewiston woman who calls herself Evil Jane. Her shredded clothes were absolutely drenched in gore. "I...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Zombies, Tinpanic Steel Band, Time Machine Cover Band and Halloween 5K Fun Run coming to L/A areaLEWISTON, ME (October 16, 2014 - United Way of Androscoggin County aims to help the Twin Cities get its spook on this month when it hosts its Inaugural Run Like Hell 5K Fun Run & Costume Party on Friday, October 24th. Runner and revelers alike are invited to make their way in costume through downtown Lewiston and Auburn as part of the special event to help raise money for the local umbrella organization that supports more than 20 agencies throughout Androscoggin County.Shawn Favreau of Top Corner Graphics constructs our Sponsorship Tombstones“We continue to look for ways to bring our community together to build awareness, provide education and build support,” said Matthew Shaw, director of campaign & marketing for United Way of...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Local Leaders come together for 2014 Campaign Cabinet LEWISTON, MAINE (October 8, 2014) United Way of Androscoggin County is pleased to announce the members of the 2014 Campaign Cabinet. The Cabinet is comprised of local business leaders that volunteer their time to strengthen and build relationships with corporate and community partners, share United Way’s message and work with current and prospective supporters to increase the scale of the United Way Campaign in both support and dollars.Pictured Left to Right: Top Row - Mike Barriault - Vice Chair, Central Distributors; Angie Snow, Camden National Bank; Bill Tracy, Auburn Savings Bank; Matt Earl, WMTW – TV; Shane Wright - Chair, Isaacson & Raymond; Bottom Row - David Bertoni, Brann & Isaacson; Jim Wellehan, Lamey Wellehan Shoes; Sean Doyle, United Insurance and Tracey Steuber,...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Zombies, Tinpanic Steel Band, Time Machine Cover Band and Halloween 5k Fun Run coming to Lewiston  LEWISTON, MAINE (October 1, 2014) United Way of Androscoggin County is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its Inaugural Run Like Hell 5K Fun Run & Costume Party on Friday, October 24, 2014. The event will be kicked off by the Tinpanic Steel Band at 5:30pm with the 5K Fun Run starting at 6:30pm.Time Machine cover Band playing inside the Heritage Hall of the Franco American Heritage Center where a Costume Party will be held immediately following the run for the event participants and community. Actors from the acclaimed movie “How to Kill a Zombie” will be at the event participating with the attendees at various points along the Lewiston/Auburn 5k route.Registration is available online at www.unitedwayandro.org/RunLikeHellME and...
Monday, September 22, 2014
United Way of Androscoggin County is pleased to introduce the Loaned Executives for the 2014 Campaign.From left to right are: Jessica Siderio, sponsored by Procter & Gamble – Tambrands; Susan Lindkvist, sponsored by Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Mary Martin from L.L. Bean. Loaned Executives function as extensions of the United Way fundraising staff in coordinating workplace campaigns and collecting pledges throughout Androscoggin County for the Annual Campaign.About United WayUnited Way of Androscoggin County is part of a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health -- the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action -- to...
Monday, August 4, 2014
Annually United Way provides Backpacks to local children in need LEWISTON, MAINE (August 4, 2014) United Way of Androscoggin County is pleased to announce its annual Backpack Project. For approximately 10 years, United Way has worked with local sponsors, businesses and community members to bring backpacks and school supplies to the children of local schools. Over the years, the need for the program has continued to grow as well as the support from the community.This year, United Way is proud to partner with the Auburn store of Big Lots and the Young Professionals of the Lewiston Auburn Area as collection partners. In addition, L.L. Bean and the Auburn Lewiston Breakfast Rotary Club have continued their support by providing a donation and a number of backpacks for the initiative.Community members are encouraged to collect items and...