BETHEL — Team Hailey Hugs presents the third annual Maine Goes Gold For Childhood Cancer Awareness Kickoff Event on Saturday, Aug. 31. Team Hailey Hugs, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness of childhood cancer, is hosting the “awareness event” on the Town Common. A full day of family activities is planned.

Highlights include:

• Music from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. with local acts and professional recording artists, including Latch, Megan Clark, Mark Gentle, The Only Hope Band, Bob White and Tom LeClerc;

• A live auction and silent auction held in the early afternoon, with items donated by local businesses and community members;

• A parade through the town of Bethel at 11 a.m.;

• Pony rides, clowns, fairies, princesses;

• Food and merchandise vendors;

• Mr Drew and His Animals Too from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; and

• Fireworks at the Bethel Inn at 9 p.m.

For more information, contact [email protected] or www.


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