Sunday, 07 July 2019 16:29

Jeep show fundraiser for children's hospitals

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BANGOR - A Jeep show at the Sam's Club in Bangor was raising money for kids at local hospitals.


The "Show and Shine" event was part of a campaign for the Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and Acadia Hospital.


It also gave kids a chance to run around inside some Jeeps.


Organizers said through show registration fees and donations for a bean bag toss tournament at the event, they were hoping to bring in about a thousand dollars.


"It's more important to give back to them because it's our next generation that's coming into play...either help with their medical bills or even just having a blanket while they're there at the hospital," said Kelly O'Neal, the membership coordinator at Bangor Sam's Club.


There was a trophy for what was voted the best Jeep there.


Some visiting all the way from Florida came to enter their truck and give back.

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