Seventy camps are participating in a Summer Camp fair on
Sunday, March 16, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
East End School Gymnasium
195 North Street
Admission is Free
Come meet camp staff and find a great summer fit for your child, ages tots to teens. Overnight & Day camps. See Seadogs Slugger! Biggest camp fair in Southern Maine this year. Click here for more information, or call 207-518-9557.
More Yarmouth residents than you might think are in need of Food, Shelter, Warmth, Transportation, and other forms of Community Support. The Yarmouth Freeze-Out is held annually to raise awareness of these needs and the resources that our community can offer to support those in need.
The Freeze-Out is held in coordination with neighboring towns in the region, and will take place on the green in front of Yarmouth Town Hall from
10 am Saturday, February 15
Noon on Sunday, February 16
(with a break from 10pm Saturday to 5am Sunday)
Will YOU help us build both awareness and community by participating in the Freeze-Out for one or more hours? Volunteers will help inform passers-by and collect any donations that are offered, while having a fun time with the other wonderful volunteers from Yarmouth. Click here to sign up for a time period that works for you and see who else is volunteering. To have even more fun, contact one or more friends and sign up together!
PS: A password should NOT be required when you use the “Click here” link above. However, Google sometimes seems to ask some people (but not others) for one. If you are asked for a password, please try using your web browser’s “anonymous browsing” mode:
- “InPrivate” browsing if you are using Internet Explorer (ctrl-shift-P)
- “Incognito” browsing if you are using Chrome (ctrl-shift-N)
then navigate to this page (YarmouthCAN.org) and click on the “Click here” link again.
A Community Chorus is forming in Yarmouth, and they seek singers of all ages (old, young, and everything in between) as well as instrumental musicians to accompany the singers (keyboard, guitar, drums, strings, etc.).
The first meeting will be on January 28, 2014 in the Rowe School music room. For more information, please click on this link to view their flyer.
Thanks to the Yarmouth Community for being part of “Project Holiday” 2013. This Holiday Season we were able to help 29 Yarmouth families (68 children and 59 adults) who would otherwise have very little to celebrate. The Yarmouth Food Pantry gave out over 50 food baskets with turkeys and all the fixings.
- the First Parish Congregational Church
- St. Bartholomew Church
- the Lions Club
- Yarmouth Fire and Rescue’s Hats and Mittens collection
- the Girl Scouts
- over 20 individual residents and businesses
- all of the volunteers who helped with distribution
each of the families we helped had food on the table, something to keep them warm, and something to help keep the Holiday Spirit alive.
“Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors” (YCAN) was formed to bring the community together to help those residents who find themselves in need of assistance. Project Holiday is a shining example of what can happen when we all band together in a common cause. We are making a difference.
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is proud to help facilitate Project Holiday, which is supported by many Yarmouth residents and organizations. Project Holiday helps families who do not have the means to buy gifts for their children during the Holidays.
There are two ways you can help:
- Sponsor a family. We will send you a list showing each child’s age, gender and interests. We ask that you spend less than $100 per child. You do not have to purchase items on the interest list – they are there to provide shopping ideas. For teenagers, gift cards are often a welcome gift.
- Contribute money or gift cards to support this program. Money is always welcome, and gift cards from Hannaford’s, or Wal-Mart, etc. are very useful to help address “tough to shop for” and last minute situations ($25 is often the most useful card balance). If you have a credit card with a rewards program that offers gift cards from national retailers with local stores (such as Wal-Mart), it can be a very convenient and economical source of such cards. We welcome as much financial support, or as many gift cards, as you care to offer.
If you are interested in sponsoring a family for Project Holiday, we prefer to hear from you in October or November as all gifts must be wrapped and ready by mid-December. You may indicate your interest by e-mail to Yarmouth CAN or by calling 207-838-2261.
To donate funds or gift cards for Project Holiday, please see our Donate Money page. Funds or gift cards are needed as far in advance of mid-December as you can get them to us.
We are delighted to report that, once again, People’s United Bank has donated an iPad to the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce to be raffled off at the Chamber’s annual Holiday Boast N Toast on December 11, 2013.
Raffle tickets for the iPad cost $10 each and may be purchased at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce office, which is located at 162 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine. They may also be purchased on-line by clicking here.
All proceeds of the raffle will support YCAN’s Fuel Fund, so we encourage you to participate in this raffle if you are interested in owning an iPad!
THANK YOU to People’s United Bank, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, and all those who participate in this raffle!