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Holiday Programs a Success

January 1, 2013

wren star.jpgThe Penquis Holiday programs were a success again this year, making the holidays brighter for over 1,200 children. Civic organizations, entire schools and many individuals and businesses get involved. New this year, Lanham and Blackwell, a law firm in Bangor, ran a Facebook campaign donating a dollar to Christmas is For Kids for every “Like” they received on their Facebook page during a five day period.

This year the donations and sponsorships were slow to come in and as it got down to the wire it was unsettling to see over 200 children unsponsored. But the holidays seem to bring a little magic with them and before it was over every child was sponsored.

With promotion by the Blueberry Broadcasting stations and the generosity of others, Christmas is for Kids made it possible for approximately 800 children to have gifts under the tree. The Piscataquis Santa project, serving the communities of MSAD #4 (Guilford area), MSAD #46 (Dexter area), and MSAD #68 (Dover-Foxcroft area), served a total of approximately 400 children.

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