CAMDEN, Maine — Hope Elephants, a local non-profit organization, is hoping the public will join their friends and neighbors for an evening of music, laughter and fun (as well as a cash bar and silent auction) at the Camden Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will raise money for the completion of Hope Elephantâ€™s elephant barn and enclosure and arrival of the first elephant, Rosie. The event will have something for audience members of all ages and features some of the most talented and engaging performers of the mid-coast region. Performances will include the semantical antics of one of Maine’s best known personalities â€śThe Humble Farmerâ€ť, multi-talented jazz band Swing Shift featuring guitarist Gary Clancy, the vocal and piano stylings of international recording artist Gintare, and Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Paul Sullivan. The host and Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the incomparable Slim Goodbody (AKA Mr. John Burstein). The silent auction will include a guitar from Northern Kingdom Music, an occasional table from Thos. Moser, a blanket from Swanâ€™s Island Blankets, a photography sitting with Patrisha McLean, gift certificates from the Samoset Resort and the Rockport YMCA and more.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the cash bar and silent auction. The concert starts at 7 p.m. The Camden Opera House is located at 29 Elm St., Camden. Tickets are available for $20 (adult) and $10 (child under 12) in advance at the Hope General Store (449 Camden Rd. Hope), Shermanâ€™s Books (14 Main St., Camden) and the Camden Hospital for Animals (6 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport), or at the door on the night of the concert. â€śSpend a fall evening out in support of one of the local organizations that makes our area special!â€ť said Dr. Jim Laurita, founder of Hope Elephants.
Hope Elephants is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to create a humane, state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation facility in Hope where injured and aging retired circus elephants will receive veterinary care unavailable elsewhere. At this facility Hope Elephants will offer visitors the opportunity to learn the importance of conservation and ecology through direct observation and study.
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