The cold weather is coming in; nighttime is coming earlier and earlier, but that also means the holidays and many festivities are coming. It is also a time to give thanks and here at the chamber we are so thankful for all the volunteers that made last month one of the best months of the year. We had many successful events, not least of which was the annual Haunted Hayrides which broke previous records for attendance with 1,066 riders over the two nights. We are looking to carry all of that success through the rest of the year with many other upcoming events.
There are multiple craft fairs in November in the schools and churches around the Skowhegan area so be on the lookout for those. We are very excited to have our Business After Hours events coming on November 19th at the Pick Up Café, and one coming in December 16th at Good-Will Hinckley. These are wonderful networking events to meet local chamber members as well as members of the community and discuss the happenings in the region in a low-key atmosphere while exploring the host business.
Thanksgiving is coming and there are many not as fortunate as some, which is why the local Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Skowhegan Food Cupboard is so important. Computer Improvements is collecting donations up until Nov. 20th at 101 Water Street location. Also on Thanksgiving Day the annual free dinner at the Skowhegan Community Center from 11 am to 1 pm that comes with all the fixings and trimmings. Or if you are looking for local food for your upcoming celebrations do not forget the Farmer’s Market. This year the winter market will be held inside the Skowhegan Mason Hall on Water Street on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month (so on Nov. 21st as well Dec. 5th and 19th).
So even with the cold days here it is only heating up more in Skowhegan with all the great local events and happenings. Any questions about upcoming events please check out events calendar on the webpage or contact us at 207−474−3621.
Get your very own Skowhegan Indian!
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new fundraising partnership featuring the work of local whittler, Sharon Kimball. The artistry is amazing as Sharon has created three pieces of art for the Skowhegan-lover in your family. The three pieces are various-sized depictions of Bernard Langlais’ iconic masterwork, The Skowhegan Indian. Sharon has created three sized works to scale including a …17-inch, an 11-inch and a 4-inch ornament-sized Indian. The proceeds from the sales of these statues will go towards an evolving maintenance and stewardship account for the Indian to beautify the statue, the area around it and for continued maintenance through the years. Each piece is hand-whittled and unique to the owner of that piece. There is nothing like it around.