Friends For Friends, a non-profit helping Maine residents who have fallen on hard times, held a rally July 24 at the Union Fairgrounds.

The rally, which was to raise donations and awareness for Friends for Friends, attracted families from all over the region. Car enthusiasts took their old and new Corvettes, Chargers, Jeeps, Mustangs and other unique vehicles, while DJ Andy and the band Chaos Sauce played.

So far, Friends for Friends has purchased a bed for a woman with cancer, cleaned up the yard of a terminally ill elderly shut in, gave a washer and dryer to a single mother, and repaired and modified a snowmobile for a man who lost his arm in a snowmobile accident.

At the event, children were busy making giant bubbles from sticks, twine and soapy water, getting their faces painted by Angela Crabtree of Portland and Rhonda Ralph of Bangor and climbing on fire trucks, including the 1937 Buffalo from the Thomaston Firemen’s Association.

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