Tropical Getaway, for the animals

Mar 11, 2014
Steelin’ Thunder

Rockland — On Saturday, March 22, from 5 to 9 p.m., the promise of warm tropical breezes will draw Midcoast revelers to American Legion Post 1, 335 Limerock St., for the fifth annual Tropical Getaway Dance. All proceeds will benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County.

The evening’s festivities will feature the convivial sounds of Steelin’ Thunder, the local community steel drum band, plus a 50/50 raffle, baked refreshments and a cash bar. General admission tickets are $8 and will be available at the door.

“This is always a fun time, with lots of dancing, mingling and, of course, the limbo! I hope everyone can join us for the party and help us raise needed funds for the animals," said PMHSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala.

Steelin’ Thunder is a nonprofit group formed in 2001 with 17 members representing eight different towns from Waldoboro to Belfast. The band has provided entertainment at many private and public events, including the Maine Lobster Festival, the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show and Belfast’s New Year’s By The Bay. Proceeds from its performances fund scholarships for Midcoast high school graduates who are furthering their education in the field of music.

The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in Midcoast Maine. Its animal shelter, located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, is Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven and Vinalhaven; and Waldo County’s Montville, Stockton Springs and Morrill. For more information, call 594-2200 or visit

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

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