STAR receives Heavenly generosity

May 03, 2013
Pictured, front from left, Cornelia Ostheimer, Becky Ford; middle, Alex Owre, Connie Ingram, Sandra Rowland; and back, Jane Bennett, Deb Endl, Betsy Perry.

Camden — The Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Camden has donated $2,000 to Five Town Communities That Care in support of their STAR after school program.

The donation was made possible by proceeds from Heavenly Threads, a church-sponsored resale boutique in the First Congregational Church Manse.

"The STAR program is back up and running after a year off thanks to a generous grant from Maine's Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, but this grant does not cover the total cost of the program," said Alex Owre, Five Town Communities That Care development director, in a news release. "We are very grateful to the First Congregational Church and to Heavenly Threads for their support in helping us close the gap."

The STAR program is open to fifth- to eighth-grade students in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport. STAR (Skills Training and Recognition) is an after school program focusing on skill development, recognizing youth as they learn these skills, and connecting youth with opportunities to give back by using these skills in the larger community. STAR also gives children an opportunity to meet and make new friends from other schools in the five towns. It is offered at no cost to participants.

Heavenly Threads offers fine fashions for men, women and children; jewelry; vintage clothing; formal wear; books; and small household items. Proceeds support area community needs. Tax-deductible donations of near-new clothing and items are welcomed during shop hours.

Heavenly Threads is located at 57 Elm St. in Camden. For more information on or to donate to the STAR Program, visit or call Alex Owre at 236-9800.

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