Bangor, Maine News Update: December 9, 2019
Three people from the Bronx, New York, are facing charges after allegedly trying to pass counterfeit 100 dollar bills, trying to use the fake money at the Home Depot store in Auburn. Officials say they believe the trio had been visiting Home Depot stores from New York to Maine, buying valuable merchandise with fake money.
The Salvation Army works all year, helping the community with everything from Christmas assistance, a food pantry, heating assistance, and summer camps. All those programs are made possible, in part, by donations made in the red kettles that are set up right now outside retail locations around the area. Organizers hope people will give generously to allow them to continue their good works.
About 250 thousand Maine-made wreaths are on their way to Arlington National Cemetery, after the Wreaths Across America caravan started its journey to Washington DC over the weekend. Stops are being made at veterans cemeteries along the way, and even more have been shipped out to locations around the world.
A Waterville-based children's Christmas program that serves more than 17 hundred kids, statewide, is in desperate need of donations. Each gift box contains two sets of mittens and hats, warm pajamas, one outfit, a coloring, crayons or markers, two toys, and a game for the whole family. Find more information about what's needed on the website for the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers.
It was a holly jolly sight at Sunday River over the weekend, at the Skiing Santas charity event on Sunday. More than 200 people in Santa suits took to the slopes for the 20th annual event that raises money for the Sunday River Community Fund.