On Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm, UCP of Maine hosts their 17th Annual Pumpkins in the Park fundraiser at the Anah Shriner’s building located on 1404 Broadway in Bangor. Andrew Lohman, Pumpkins in the Park Chair, recently shared “We are extremely excited for our 17th anniversary of Pumpkins in the Park. We’re glad to be back at the Anah Shrine again and we have plans to make the event bigger and better than ever before! This year we will again, be opening the doors an hour early, at 11:00am until Noon, with a sensory friendly enviornment for individuals with intellectual needs who would like to attend. During this time we will have low music playing and the lights on.”
Pumpkins in the Park is an indoor community Halloween event for the entire family. This year’s theme is “Out of this World”; patches and attendees are encouraged to come in a costume that represents everything and anything outer space. At the event, attendees will enjoy warm and safe trick-or-treating at business-sponsored pumpkin patches, with hundreds of glowing jack o’lanterns carved by area youth and business groups. Along with trick-or-treating, the event will also feature the Anah Shriner Clowns, a photo booth, face painting, prizes, bounce house (weather permitting), and much more! Any business interested in sponsoring can contact Andrew Lohman at 941-2952 ext. 233.
Pumpkins in the Park is a cash only event with admission of $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Children 3 years old and under are free! Presale will-call tickets to avoid ticket lines the day of the event are available by contacting Brenda Wilson-Denning at 941-2952 ext. 308, or stopping by UCP of Maine at 700 Mt. Hope Ave Suite 320. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit UCP of Maine in supporting the needs of children and adults with physical and intellectual needs in the community.
UCP of Maine will be holding multiple fundraisers to go towards funds raised at Pumpkins in the Park. Chipotle Mexican Grill, located at 583 Stillwater Ave in Bangor will be doing a Cause an Effect benefit from 4:00pm – 8:00pm on Sunday October 27. During this fundraiser, Chipotle will donate 50% of their proceeds to UCP of Maine. Uno Pizzeria and Grill located at 725 Stillwater Ave in Bangor, will be doing a Dough Raiser benefit all day on Tuesday, October 22. During this fundraiser, Uno’s will donate up to 20% of your check to UCP of Maine. For the Chipotle and Uno’s fundraisers, a flyer needs to be present for the donation to go into effect. Visit UCP of Maine’s Facebook page for more information and to print the flyers out.