Pumpkin Jam Fall Fundraiser at the Center Theatre Oct. 20

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Center Theatre is holding its Pumpkin Jam Fall Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. The event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, as well as complimentary food and desserts. The entertainment for the night will be a battle of the bands between three local favorites, the Doughty Hill Band, the Josh Guthrie Trio and Happy Folk.

Center Theatre Executive Director Patrick Myers says this is the first time the theatre has hosted a battle of the bands. “It’s always fun to bring something new to the community,” he said, “we’re hoping we get a great turnout of people who want to support the bands and to support the Center Theatre.”

Myers said that the proceeds from the night will go to support Center Theatre operations year round. Items for the silent auction include art pieces, wood pellets, restaurant gift cards and baskets from local businesses. The theatre will also be holding a special 50/50 raffle.

“We are limiting the 50/50 raffle to 52 players at $25 per person,” he said. “Everyone will get a playing card and the winning card will be drawn at the end of the night. There could be as much as $650 on the line. This should add to the excitement of the evening as the audience votes for the winner of the $200 cash prize for the battle of the bands.”

Myers said admission to the event is by donation, with a suggested donation of $10 per person, or $5 and an unused lottery ticket. “We hope lots of people take us up on the idea and we are given many lottery tickets – either scratch tickets or the lottery,” he said. “It’s a great deal for our patrons and who knows, the theatre might get a large windfall.”

For more information on the Pumpkin Jam or anything else at the Center Theatre, call 564-8943, visit or find the theatre on Facebook. The Center Theatre is a non-profit organization with a mission to make arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands by providing affordable entertainment, arts, culture and entertainment.

Graphic courtesy of Center Theatre
BATTLING AND JAMMING FOR THE CENTER THEATRE — Three local bands will compete in the first ever Center Theatre Pumpkin Jam Battle of the Bands Fall Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. The bands performing are (pictured clockwise from the pumpkin) the Doughty Hill Band, the Josh Guthrie Trio and Happy Folk.

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