ORONO - Students at the University of Maine were able to put down their pencils, and take a breather from the stress of finals this evening at the Doris Twitchell Allen Community Center.
The organization has 25 animal-therapy teams across the state of Maine.
Tonight they partnered with UMaine to alleviate academic stress on students during dreaded finals week.
“They have programs throughout the state focused on libraries and elementary school, afterschool programs for both high school and college students, but also working with the elderly and getting into nursing homes,” says Stacey Coventry of Silent Sidekicks.
Events like this one support Silent Sidekicks mission, to enrich people's lives and promote health and happiness through positive experiences with animals.
For those who missed tonight's session, there will be one more Wednesday night from 6 to 8.
Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.
In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.