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  • May 2nd, 2017
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LC Spark to Assist With Fundraising

 

LC Spark to Assist With Fundraising at Pirate Rendezvous

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
from the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous
for further information contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or greglatimercontact@gmail.com

The Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will continue a tradition of fundraising for local non-profits when the event returns on Saturday, June 24; announcing three area food support groups as primary beneficiaries.

Lincoln County Spark, a local young professionals network, has volunteered to coordinate an important fundraising effort during the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, slated for Saturday, June 24.

Two iconic wooden barrels, deemed Contribution Buckets, are placed at the entrance to the event, providing a chance for festival attendees to support the three area food support groups that the Pirate Rendezvous is benefiting. The members of Lincoln County Spark will set up and staff these bucket locations during the event, and then will count the collected funds and deliver them to event organizers.

One hundred percent of the money raised from these buckets will go to benefit the food support groups: the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle, Blessings in a Backpack in Jefferson, and Feed Our Scholars in Wiscasset. Blessings in a Backpack and Feed Our Scholars are both programs that provide weekend meals and other sustenance to schoolchildren.

“We have never charged admission to the Pirate Rendezvous, so we hope these Contribution Buckets allow families and others to donate whatever amount they can afford, and help support our beneficiaries,” said event coordinator Greg Latimer. “Our pirates have always greeted folks at these buckets with the phrase, ‘Welcome, in for a penny or a pound.’ We encouage the folks at Lincoln County Spark to put their own spin on this important fundraising effort.”

Other important fundraising is provided by sponsors whose contributions offset the event expenses, with the balance of these sponsorships added to the final donation amount. These sponsorships also allow area non-profits to establish their own tables at the Pirate Rendezvous at absolutely no cost to them. The non-profits are free to hand out information or sell items for their own fundraising purposes.

So far this year, event sponsors include Renys, DB&T, and Colby & Gale; with more sponsors expected to step up.

The 2017 Pirate Rendezvous will have a focus on activities at the Pirate Bazaar located at Schooner Landing, including music, pirate re-enactments, pirate history exhibits, non-profit fundraising as well as food and beverage service.

There will also be plenty of action and activities for little buccaneers, including the pirate invasion, when the Mystic Pirates O’ the Damariscotta arrive in an armed 57-foot sailboat.

The Pirate Bazaar will open at 10 a.m., with pirates attacking at high noon and invading the village with their numbers bolstered by young pirates who will join the crew. There will be a Kid Pirates Costume Contest at 2 p.m. at the Bazaar. Schooner Landing will provide musical entertainment through the day, and the pirates will create their “Tortuga Village” with exhibits, games and other activities. Activities will continue at the Pirate Bazaar until 4 p.m.

More announcements regarding the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will be forthcoming soon. For further information on the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or greglatimercontact@gmail.com.

  • April 5th, 2017
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Pirate Rendezvous Adds Beneficiaries

 

Pirate Rendezvous Announces Primary Beneficiaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
from the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous
for further information contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or greglatimercontact@gmail.com

The Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will continue a tradition of fundraising for local non-profits when the event returns on Saturday, June 24; announcing three area food support groups as primary beneficiaries.

Proceeds from a variety of fundraising efforts before and during the event will go to benefit the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle, Blessings in a Backpack in Jefferson, and Feed Our Scholars in Wiscasset. Blessings in a Backpack and Feed Our Scholars are both programs that provide weekend meals and other sustenance to school children.

Pirate Kids

A motley group of kid buccaneers join the pirate crew invading the Twin Villages during a past Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous. (photo courtesy easternmaineimages.com)

“Children have always been a part of this event, which is one of the reasons we selected the two school programs,” said Charlie Herrick of Schooner Landing, the event host. “We’ve always liked the idea that the children participating in the Pirate Rendezvous are also benefiting other children through the funds raised for these non-profits.”

The 2017 Pirate Rendezvous will have a focus on activities at the Pirate Bazaar located at Schooner Landing, including music, pirate re-enactments, pirate history exhibits, non-profit fundraising as well as food and beverage service.

There will also be plenty of action and activities for little buccaneers, including the pirate invasion, when the Mystic Pirates O’ the Damariscotta arrive in an armed sailboat.

The Pirate Bazaar will open at 10 a.m., with pirates attacking at high noon and invading the village with their numbers bolstered by young pirates who will join the crew. There will be a Kid Pirates Costume Contest at 2 p.m. at the Bazaar. Schooner Landing will provide musical entertainment through the day, and the pirates will create their “Tortuga Village” with exhibits, games and other activities. Activities will continue at the Pirate Bazaar until 4 p.m.

While Schooner Landing will now host the event, Pirate Rendezvous originator Greg Latimer will still be on hand to assist with both preparations before the event and operations during the event.

More announcements regarding the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will be forthcoming soon. For further information on the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or greglatimercontact@gmail.com.

  • March 29th, 2017
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Pirate Rendezvous Returns

 

Pirate Rendezvous Returns to Damariscotta

March 29, 2017
Pirate Rendezvous Damariscotta, Maine

For Immediate Release from the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous

Following a hiatus in 2016, the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will return on Saturday, June 24 – bringing a motley crew of buccaneers both young and old to invade the Twin Villages and raise funds for local non-profits.

The restructured event will be a bit leaner, with a focus on activities at the Pirate Bazaar located at Schooner Landing including music, pirate re-enactments, pirate history exhibits, non-profit fundraising as well as food and beverage service.

Pirates Invade

Pirates of all shapes and sizes join together during a past Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous to invade the Twin Villages. (photo courtesy easternmaineimages.com)

There will be no children’s area on Water Street, allowing that road to stay open to normal traffic. However, the event will continue to provide plenty of action and activities for little buccaneers, including the pirate invasion at high noon.

“This event has always been about the children, and we plan on continuing that tradition,” said Charlie Herrick of Schooner Landing, the event host.

Also continuing will be the participation of the Pirates of the Dark Rose professional re-enactment group. They will bring sword fighting, black powder weapons, artillery, and the armed topsail yawl SV Must Roos to the event.

While many of the details are still being worked out, the general event schedule has been established. The Pirate Bazaar will open at 10 a.m., pirates will attack at high noon and invade the village with their numbers bolstered by young pirates who will join the crew, and there will be a Kid Pirates Costume Contest at 2 p.m. Schooner Landing will provide musical entertainment through the day, and the Pirates of the Dark Rose will create their “Tortuga Village” with exhibits, games and other activities. A variety of non-profit fundraising activities will also take place. Activities will continue at the Pirate Bazaar until 4 p.m.

While Schooner Landing will now host the event, Pirate Rendezvous originator Greg Latimer will still be on hand to assist with both preparations before the event and operations during the event.

More announcements regarding the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will be forthcoming soon. For further information on the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 or greglatimercontact@gmail.com.