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The Jon Bates Band

The Jon Bates Band

Aug 11th 2018 @ "Friends Of Acadia" Benefit Gala @ The Asticou Inn

Northeast Harbor, ME
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The Jon Bates Band @ the 29th Annual "Friends Of Acadia" Benefit Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
6:30 PM
"Friends Of Acadia" Benefit Gala @ The Asticou Inn
Northeast Harbor, ME
The "Friends of Acadia" 29th Annual Benefit has become a wonderful tradition celebrating conservation, friendship, and philanthropy, all to benefit Acadia National Park. Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $12 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park.

This Benefit begins with a cocktail hour and Silent Auction at 6:30 pm, transitions to dinner and Live Auction with Christie’s Auctioneer Lydia Fenet at 7:30 pm, and culminates in dancing to The Jon Bates Band.

Benefit Patrons who help to underwrite the costs of the event are invited to the Patron Preview Party, hosted the Wednesday evening prior to the event.

The lead corporate sponsor for the 29th Annual benefit is Chilton Trust Company.

A highlight of every Benefit is the Paddle Raise. This year over 60 donors raised their paddles to collectively contribute $240,000 for the restoration of historic structures in Acadia. Four structures will be restored thanks in part to the paddle raise donors, including the Jordan Pond and Brown Mountain gatehouses as well as the Gilley House and Keeper’s House on Baker Island.