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St. Agatha hosts movie night fundraiser for recreation department

ST. AGATHA, Maine — Nearly 20 children and teens took part in the first community movie night inside the St. Agatha fire station on Saturday, Sept. 2.

“It went really, really well,” said Town Manager Aubrie Michaud. “We had every age group there, from freshmen in high school to 2 year olds.”

Originally planned as a late summer event outside, with the side of the town office building serving as a movie screen, the showing of the animated feature film, “The Croods,” was moved inside due to the cool weather.

Snacks also were sold as a fundraising event to help pay for repairs to the recreation department’s bus.

Admission was $2, but Luke Albert, owner of Northern Airwaves, covered the cost for each child who attended. Overall, nearly $100 was raised, between child and adult admissions and snack sales.

Michaud said organizers are considering hosting another community movie event this winter, again inside the fire station.

The department’s bus, an old one from the Madawaska school department, is in need of “major repairs,’ Michaud said Wednesday.

The town also is raffling off a new LG 8-inch tablet in order to raise money for bus maintenance. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for seven and are available at either the St. Agatha or Frenchville town offices. The two neighboring communities collaborate on recreation programs.

The drawing for the new tablet will be held on Oct. 2.

“There is no money budgeted for these bus repairs, so we are fundraising,” said Michaud.

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