Third Thursday August - Great fun and good cause!

Thanks to everyone that came out for the third 3rd Thursday at Woodfords Corner. We enjoyed music from the Flukes, food from Foodie Friends and samples from Blake Orchard, Big Sky Bread Co and Woodfords F&B, and everyone got a special free gift from our fiscal sponsor Benchmark Real Estate. And there were craft tables from Artist & Craftsman and Stitch Hive, flowers from Backyard Blooms, and fishing for ducks in the fountain.

Benchmark also unveiled their new Benchmark Box at the event, which drew in a number of media outlets bringing awareness to our event and all the great businesses and people of Woodfords Corner! We were mentioned by MaineBiz, the Press Herald, WMTW and WGME’s Jeff Peterson. To thank people for visiting the Box, Benchmark held a raffle for a number of local gift cards which raised money for the Maine Access Immigrant Network. Thanks to everyone that donated!

 Benchmark also helped promote and organize a drive started by Trinity Episcopal Church, to collect items needed to help the asylum seekers as they move out of the Portland Expo and into permanent housing in Portland and surrounding communities. Thank you to everyone who donated items! We delivered several truckloads of household items to the Maine Access Immigrant Network the following day and we’ve heard they are already in use at our new neighbors’ homes.

Teresa Valliere