BANGOR, Maine — With Halloween rapidly approaching people are decking their houses in cobwebs and pumpkins, scrambling for costumes for their kids, renting spooky movies, and making plans for the infamous All Hallows Eve â€“ and so is the Down East AIDS Network.
The Down East AIDS Network will co-host the DEAN Masquerade Spooktacular and Therapy Lounge 2nd Annual Drag Ball at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Therapy Lounge in the Howard Johnsonâ€™s, at 336 Odlin Road.
This special event will start at 7 and run well into the night. Appetizers will be served alongside a â€˜Spooktacular Showâ€™ performed by the Therapy Loungeâ€™s drag queens. Attendees can buy into a raffle featuring prizes from over 10 area businesses ranging from a gift certificate to a fancy restaurant, to free yoga lessons, to a romantic stay at a scenic hotel. And donâ€™t forget to dress up in your spookiest or most outrageous costume, for two winners will be chosen for the best costumes!
A $5 cover will be charged, of which $2 will be donated to the Down East AIDS Network in their mission to support those affected by HIV and educate and inform the public to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Down East AIDS Network is a nonprofit based in Ellsworth Maine. The agencyâ€™s Prevention Program provides free, anonymous HIV tests and educational presentations to youth. In 2010-2011 DEAN conducted over 200 HIV tests to help prevent the spread of the disease, and educated over 1000 middle and high school students regarding HIV and how to prevent its transmission. DEAN also provides medical case management services to over 50 people living with HIV/AIDS, helping to meet their ever present medical needs.
For more information about the Down East AIDS Network or the DEAN Spooktacular Masquerade, or to donate to DEAN call 667-3506 or go to www.downeastaidsnetwork.org.
Contact Name: Scottie Ciborowski
Telephone Number: (207)667-3506