Approximately 75 residents from the Midcoast region gathered at Capt. A.V. Nichols Inn in Searsport Sunday night, July 22, to raise funds for Thanks But No Tank, a group of local citizens who share concerns about a proposed 22.7-million-gallon Liquefied Petroleum Gas storage tank proposed for Mack Point.

TBNT members are concerned over the safety, security and economic impacts of the project proposal from the would-be developers, DCP Midstream out of Denver.

Astrig Tanguay, co-owner of Searsport Shores Campground on Route 1, gave a short address emphasizing that the fight to draw attention to the effects of the development on the communities in the upper Penobscot Bay region is ongoing.

Ken Agabian, TBNT’s new communication manager, was also introduced to the guests.

TBNT thanks the following for their contributions to a successful evening:

• Brenda and Michael Liston and Staff, Capt. A.V. Nickels Inn, Searsport;

• Martin Gottlieb and Kristen Burkholder, musicians, Stockton Springs and Belfast;

• Capt. Patrick Reilly and Meg Reilly, Friendship Sloop Amity, Belfast;

• Paige Katherine Brown, On-board picnic dinner, Northport;

• Anna Kessler, Invitation design and production, and

• Ann Flack and Joelle Madiec, event coordinators

For more information, contact Agabian at 617-262-3013 or via email at