Folk-rock, and toys for Maine Children's Home

Dec 07, 2017
Photo by: Evgenia Eliseeva Parsonsfield being its Holiday Acoustic tour to Rockland’s Strand Theatre.

Rockland — Massachusetts-based folk-rock band Parsonsfield will perform Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. The 7:30 pm. concert includes a toy drive to benefit the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers Christmas program.

"It is such an important cause during this time of year and is a way for us to give back to communities who have supported us over the years," said Parsonsfield band member Harrison "Whale" Goodale.

Each year, the Christmas Program at the Waterville-based Maine Children's Home distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to more than 1,700 financially disadvantaged children throughout the state. Each child typically receives mittens, Thinsulate gloves and a hat, a reading book, a coloring/activity book, crayons or markers, a large and a small toy, a family game and a warm outfit.

The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program and the Christmas Program. For a list of most needed donations, visit MaineChildrensHome.org.

Parsonsfield, a five-piece folk-rock band based in western Massachusetts, focuses on blending traditional roots with rock attitude. The band seamlessly moves from Appalachian anthems and handcrafted ballads to jubilant and danceable indie roots music. In addition to Goodale (bass), band members are Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar) and Erik Hischmann (drums).

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance at rocklandstrand.com, $18 at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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