BANGOR - Hundreds are expected to attend this year's HOPE Festival.
The festival, which stands for help organize peace worldwide, is celebrating its twentieth year.
Those that turn out will be able to visit with 60 organizations, take in a kids program, and enjoy live entertainment.
Attendees are also asked to share their visions of what they want the world to look like in twenty years.
"It's a fun day and it's a way to learn and to find out what's going on. I think sometimes when we try to do things on our own, we look at how big the problems are in the world, it can feel overwhelming but when we come together at the HOPE festival we realize how many of us there are and we do have the power for real change," says program coordinator Ilze Petersons.
The HOPE Festival is free and will be held this Saturday from 11 until 4 at the University of Maine's Student Recreation and Fitness Center.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
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