The 12th annual Waldo County Best of the Best business showcase and gala will take place Wednesday, May 9, at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St., Belfast.

Doors will be open to the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m., featuring a silent auction as well as giveaways with food and refreshments offered by Best of the Best winners.

Proceeds fund a scholarship for Waldo County students who enroll in classes at University of Maine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast. In total, more than $73,000 has been raised for scholarships.