Ben Baldwin and the Big Note a favorite local band for 40 years playing at the Autoworks 40th anniversary Garage Dance Benefit.
Please place our community fundraiser event on the calendar section for Kittery and Fun and exciting fundraiser for Great Bay Services of Sanford, Me and Newington, NH. this week; Sat. April 16, 2016 , 7-11pm
Autoworks Garage Dance To Help Individuals With Disabilities
Proceeds from celebration to benefit Great Bay Services
Kittery, ME… Lots of businesses get their start in a garage. However, not many would choose to celebrate their 40th anniversary in one.
That’s exactly what Autoworks owner, Stephen Kosacz, is doing on Saturday evening, April 16. And true to the company’s mission of caring for both cars and community, all proceeds from the celebration will benefit a local non-profit organization, Great Bay Services.
“We’ve hosted nearly 20 Garage Dances,” said Kosacz, “but this one is set to be our biggest ever.”
For the dance, volunteers from Autoworks and Great Bay Services will transform the nine service bays of the AAA-approved repair facility into a makeshift dance hall. An elevated stage will feature the evening’s entertainment – the popular Seacoast band, Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, who also happen to be celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Funds raised from the event, plus a raffle with prizes and cash awards, will be donated to Great Bay Services, which for six decades has been dedicated to helping intellectually and developmentally challenged individuals, their families, and those who care for them.
The assistance will be welcome at the non-profit, which was the first organization of its kind in New Hampshire, being founded by concerned parents back in the 1950s, and now with locations throughout southern New Hampshire and Maine.
“We’ve seen a big decline in federal and state reimbursements for disabled services in recent years,” said Great Bay Services Executive Director, Dawn Lewis.
“We’re looking for creative solutions that can help us close this funding gap, and are grateful that Autoworks has chosen to support our programs and services with proceeds from this amazing evening,” added Lewis.
In addition to the music of Ben Baldwin and the Blue Note, Lwynnsound will provide audio and lighting for the event, Laminated Films is donating colored Mylar strips to wrap the car lifts, and local eateries such as Bloom’n Cow and Ceres Street Bakery will be donating light refreshments and food. No alcohol will be served but attendees are welcome to B.Y.O.B.
- The Garage Dance kicks off at 8PM on Saturday, April 16. The dancing and good times will continue until midnight.