Comedy Fix provides 5,000 meals through Good Shepherd Food Bank benefit

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AUBURN — Comedy Fix III brought laughs and more to the Auburn Fireside Inn on Dec. 14. The stand-up comedy fundraising series raised $1,009 and collected 148 pounds of food to benefit Good Shepherd Food-Bank, which serves all 16 counties in Maine and 600 nonprofit partner agencies. According to Good Shepherd, the donation will provide more than 5,000 meals for Maine’s hungry.

“Schedules are crazy this time of year and I was thrilled to see such a great turnout,” said Comedy Fix founder Mark Turcotte. “The comics put on a great show and were excited to contribute to such a great cause.”

Turcotte, Gwen Tuttle, Joe Timmins, Bryce Hanson, Will Green and Paul Hunt provided the laughs for 125 in attendance. The show lasted two hours and included hundreds of dollars in door prizes ranging from restaurant gift certificates to hand-crafted jewelry and professional cleaning services.

“Good Shepherd Food-Bank is very thankful to have the support of the Comedy Fix,” said Julie Sexton, marketing and event manager of the food bank. “As we prepare for the long winter ahead, the food bank is working to make sure we’re able to provide an ongoing supply of high quality food items to our 600 hunger relief partners across the state. It’s fundraisers like these that helps us meet this demand with providing over 5,000 meals with their efforts.”

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Through three shows, Comedy Fix has raised $3,794 for Maine charities.

Comedy Fix IV is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, at the Fireside Inn. Turcotte will host comedians Chris Choate, Heather Neal, Jake Jacobson, Mike Levinsky, Smith Galtney and Travis Curran. More information can be found at www.comedyfixlive.com.

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