FARMINGTON — The Great Charity Auction by United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the North Dining Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Attendees are invited to wear ’80s attire in keeping with this year’s theme.

The live auction is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers, supporting programs to reduce food insecurity, help seniors age in place and provide programs for children.

The preview begins at 5 p.m. Music, appetizers, a cash bar and an ’80s trivia contest are part of the event. Items include:

• Signed baseball from World Series champion Boston Red Sox;

• Weekend getaways, including to Rangeley, Canada and Portland;

• Guided ski lessons and tickets to Sugarloaf; and

• Cords of wood and wood pellets, a pizza a month from around the region and many restaurant and local business gift certificates.

There will also be a Facebook auction the week leading up to the live auction. Those interested in donating items for the auction may call 207-778-5048 or drop them off at 218 Fairbanks Road. All items are appreciated.

For more information about United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, visit or call 207-778-5048. United Way is also on Facebook:

In 2017, Rachel Hovel, Robyn Raymond and Erica Emery outbid everyone at the Great Charity Auction by United Way of the Tri-Valley in Farmington for the coveted gourmet dinner hosted by Ashley Montgomery, right. This year’s auction is on Nov. 17 with an ’80’s theme.


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