A coalition of Newcastle businesses will host the first-ever Newcastle Cares Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The day will celebrate the local businesses in Newcastle while also supporting the nonprofits that contribute to the community.
With the number of businesses in Newcastle on the rise, the event will be the perfect opportunity to see some of the new faces and experience the diversity of entrepreneurs while also supporting local nonprofit organizations.
Participating in the inaugural event are Belle Jolie, Body of Waters, Consigning Women, Homeport Supply, Lincoln County Publishing Co., Louis Doe Home Center, Mexicali Blues, Sewing Machines Fixed, Shuck Station, and Sproul’s Furniture Store. Renys is also supporting the event, as their headquarters is located in Newcastle.
Each of the businesses is either collecting donations for or supporting a nonprofit through sales. The organizations receiving support are Hearty Roots, Girl Scouts of Maine, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, the Damariscotta River Association, CHIP Inc., the Isabelle Manahan Memorial Fund, Lincoln Home, the Central Lincoln County YMCA, and Friends of Ken Vinal.
During the event, visitors at participating businesses can have a passport stamped or signed. A passport that receives five stamps will receive a prize and should be submitted at the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce to be entered in a raffle.
Newcastle Cares Day will also coincide with the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Shred Event at Lincoln County Publishing Co. Visitors will have the choice to pay $10 per box or bag to shred, or to donate a new and unopened school supply item per box or bag shredded. A portion of the funds raised from the event will be used to purchase supplies for local elementary and middle schools.
For more information about Newcastle Cares Day or to participate, contact Ann Poole at 563-1210 or email@example.com.