Update on Sunday’s Hatchet Mountain Music Festival

By Hope Elephants | Jul 27, 2012
Courtesy of: Hope Elephants Rosie and Dr. Jim Laurita

We have wonderful silent auction and raffle items for Sunday afternoon at the 2nd Annual Hatchet Mountain Music Festival in Hope. Included are two opportunities for a party of five to meet our elephants, Rosie and Opal, after they are settled in and to have a private tour of our facilities—all with Dr. Jim Laurita. There are also many excellent gift certificates and a wide variety of top-notch items and services.

So far, the following have donated gift certificates: Goose River Golf Club, a round of play and cart for four, $200; CedarWorks a playhouse or outdoor furniture, $500; Rockport Lobster, $50 and sweatshirt to order; Maine Coast Construction, four hours of construction labor, $180; Boynton McKay, $25; Jess’s Market, $25; Zoot Coffee, $50; Bagel Cafe lunch for two, $20; 2 Loyal Biscuit self-serve dog washes, $16 each; Cotton Garden, $10; and Marriners breakfast for two. Gift certificates will also be offered from Penobscot Island Air, for a trip for 4; and from Graffam Bros. Seafood; and Portland Pupils.

Items include a rocking chair from Thos. Moser; a blanket from Swans Island Blankets; a framed print of Jamie Wyeth’s “September 11th”; three pieces of Waterford crystal; a silver/leather wrap bracelet, a necklace, candelabra, handbag and shirt, all from Josephine; a butterfly wing pendant from Leonard’s; an oil change, tire rotation and brake inspection from Garage Inc.; a ceramic urn with Japanese decoration; an antique paper mache elephant; a vintage metal plaque/tray with an elephant border; a gift set of crackle blue enamel plates with chopsticks and sauce bowls; an empty box to fill from Chocolatier Blue; a black leather messenger bag from Leather Bench; a photographic print of Camden Harbor by Ben Magro; a watercolor print, “Rose”, by Lyn Snow; an 18 by 24 floorcloth of an elephant; an antique mirrored dresser set; a mineral specimen from Camden Jewelry; a large garden basket with tools and accessories from Rankin’s; linen & cotton kitchen towels from the Well Tempered Kitchen; t-shirt and pedal pushers from Cotton Garden; the science fiction novel “Siege of Ardon” by local resident Henry Eaton; Hope Elephants merchandise; and more that is still being cataloged.

A variety of musical performances, games for young children, a silent auction, raffles, and good food will fill the time with melody and fun.

A full-service cash bar and pub food will be available through the Hatchet Mountain Publick House, and the Taco Libre food truck will offer authentic Mexican food.

Also, tours of the barn and paddock, across the road from the pub, will be offered at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

We hope you will join us 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at the Hatchet Mountain Publick House, 42 Hatchet Mountain Road (Route 235). We need your help to pay for completion and upkeep of the Hope Elephants facility, to transport Rosie and Opal from Oklahoma, to care for them and feed them after they arrive, and to develop our education programs.

Entrance fees for the event are $10 for an adult, $5 for children or a maximum of $20 per family. Tents will be provided in case of rain. No pets are permitted

The Hope Elephants facility was designed and built for two elephants to live in a safe, purpose-built habitat that allows for optimum veterinary treatment including state-of-the-art physical therapy and nutritional support. Hope Elephants is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is moving forward with the development of its coordinated educational and community outreach programs that are designed as a catalyst to inspire visitors and student groups to participate in wildlife conservation.

For more information, please see us on Facebook at Hope Elephants, email info@hopeelephants.org, or call 207-619-4801.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Andrew Stewart | Jul 29, 2012 07:32

The "Sunday afternoon" of the article is today, July 29. Hope to see you there!

Posted by: Peter Rollins | Jul 28, 2012 14:51

What day is this happening?

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