Shine up, start your engines, and cruise on over for the first
Facing Maine Charity Car Show!
Saturday: August 12th, 2017
Your love of cars is going to do some good!
WHY? Facing Maine a new charity nonprofit and first of its kind in our State to connect, support, and advocate for individuals and families with children affected by cleft lip and palate and craniofacial conditions living in Maine. We founded as a grassroots parent and family support group in 2011, launched as an organization in 2014, and received our 501c3 status in 2016.
WHO? Today, we are currently serving nearly 100 members and their families across the State and quickly growing as word is getting out about our cause and more babies (20-30) in Maine are born with cleft or facial conditions each year. In addition to that, we have 5-10 children adopted and 5-10 relocate each year in Maine living with a cleft or craniofacial condition. This does not include teens or adults who may need support or speciality care still too. That is a large community of people in our State that we want to ensure have the treatment, care, and support they need at any phase or stage in their journey. Most of our members are families that have children who are receiving a wide range of speciality care (i.e. multiple surgeries, feeding support, speech therapy) and much more!
Every penny you donate goes right back to helping families and members of FM and supporting our mission!
How? you might wonder? Well, there are plenty of ways to support and we need your help!
1) Register a show car
2) Spectators galore! Come on out and give those cars the attention and admiration they deserve.
3) Volunteer! There are lots of ways to help. Check out some ways below or contact us for more info!
4) Donations for prizes and giveaways are welcome! Make a donation or become a Sponsor and we will promote your business
5) Share our event with your family and friends! Social media makes it so easy :-)
A HUGE thanks to Jamie, Scott, and Abel and all the folks at On the Vine Market in Scarborough for offering to host a location for this fabulous event. And just a little tidbit, if you haven’t stopped in to try OTV’s most delectable and amazing food, bakery, deli, and more…well, let me tell you, you should stop in! This is a gem and jewel of food finery on Rte.1. It will be THE PLACE to fuel up your empty stomachs, quench your thirst, and top off that sweet tooth during our event…trust me, your tastebuds, appetite, and cravings will thank you! CLICK ON THE LOGO for more info on OTVM:
Now that I’ve really got your attention, here are some more details for those of you wanting to lock us in on your calendar and grab a spot early…PRE-REGISTRATION INFO BELOW. Want to volunteer? We’ve got a spot for you too!
To pre-register, you can use our Contact Us form. Just tell us who you are, what you are driving, and how many passengers will be with you. Then pay your $10 ( + $5 per passenger) fee using our online payment button or you are welcome to send a check or money order made payable to:
Facing Maine, Inc.
P.O. Box 514
Scarborough, ME 04074
Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. By pre-registering we will reserve you a spot and number for judging.
Contact us for any questions or more information!
Remember: All makes and models are welcome! Motorcycles are welcome too!
We’ll have plenty of parking space for you and your crew. Just look for the signs. Once you arrive: Pay your admission fee ($5) for adults. Kids under 12 are FREE. We’ll give you a stamp to show you’ve paid. Then let the fun begin. Here are a couple extras:
-No alcohol is allowed in the event.
We’re keeping this a family friendly gig!
We encourage you to stop by the KIDS CORNER and our INFORMATION table. We’ll have pit stops for prizes and giveaways. It’s going to be a fun time!
Help us hand out flyers in July! We want to get them out to the masses, business and more. We can email you some or send some in the post.
We could also use help setting up and running our registration, info, and activity booths. We want to make sure everything is going smooth. Contact us for more information on all the ways you can help!
Okay, well, I’d say I can’t wait for August. But as we Mainers know do not to rush summer. Nope. It’s short enough. Savor and cherish it. However, we at Facing Maine are really looking forward to this event and hope you are too!
So mark your calendars and don’t hesitate to call us or email with questions or for more info.
(In the meantime I hoping this beauty will show up!
If it cruises by, just send’em my way please!)