Make-A-Wish raising money for local children

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AUBURN — The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine will have a space at the “Diva Mall Ladies’ Night Out” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lost Valley Sky Resort.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine volunteers Vicki Parker and Shannon Lord have worked with area businesses and banquet manager Connie King to secure space at the show. Area businesses have contributed raffle items and gift certificates that will raise money to grant wishes to Maine children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

The foundation grants a wish, on average, every five days to a Maine child. Since it opened its doors in 1992, 102 of the more than 900 total wishes granted have been to children living in Androscoggin county. The wishes have varied from the child meeting his or her favorite celebrity, traveling across the globe, visiting Walt Disney World, receiving a computer, entertainment center, tree house or a complete shopping spree.

Most recently, 16-year-old Meliky of Lewiston visited Australia, 13-year-old Alex of Lewiston went surfing in Barbados and 17-year-old Rebecca of Turner took a trip to Hawaii just last month.

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To see more stories about wish kids in Maine, visit www.mainewish.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook.

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