Heating Fund Benefit
Good music for a good cause - that’s the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring “To Warm a Winter’s Night lll” at the Grand Auditorium on January 24th at 7:00pm. The evening of live music features four bands as well as an auction of unique items. Finns is hosting a wine and beer bar and Bianco will be catering hors d’oeuvres. Net Proceeds benefit the Washington Hancock Community Agency’s THAW Fund and other community heating Funds. This has been a tough heating season for many of our friends and neighbors. It has put a tremendous strain on local resources. Mac Lir, Bobbi Lane,the Crown Vics and the Trish Mason Band are donating their talents to raise money for the funds that help people in emergency situations. Tickets are $15.00 for general admission. One dollar of every ticket will go to the Grand’s historic preservation fund. For more information call 667-9500 or go to www.grandonline.org
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