FARMINGTON – A community supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Elks Lodge in West Farmington to raise money for home heating assistance for local families.

The event, organized by State Rep. Janet Mills in conjunction with the Farmington Emblem Club and residents, will feature American chop suey, coleslaw and brownies. Entertainment will include Maine humorist and storyteller Gary Crocker and the Mt. Blue Voices. Gift certificates of merchandise and heating oil will be raffled.

A $6 donation for adults and $4 for children under age 12 is suggested. Contributions made to “Keep ME Warm” are tax deductible.

The Legislature voted to supplement home heating assistance as their first order of business in January. The funds will help cover a shortfall in federal funds for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program.

“Keep ME Warm” is a charitable fund organized to collect funds from businesses and individuals to supplement the assistance program. The goal is to raise $5 million in private contributions to help people at greatest risk.

All monies raised at the supper will be distributed to local families through the Western Maine Community Action Program.

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