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20th Annual Music in April a Success!

The 20th annual People Plus Music in April online auction fundraiser was a great success, raising over $54,000 for the Center! The online silent auction featured over 300 items, launched on April 1 and closed on April 29 with fierce bidding among items. The grand finale for the fundraiser included a fun live auction via Zoom on April 29 that featured 7 exclusive items and raised over $3,000.

The online auction featured a variety of items donated to the Center including local gift certificates, jewelry, a snow board, private dinners, an outdoor gas grill, variety baskets, clothing, paintings, vintage treasures, hand-made items and much more - there was something for everyone - in every price range! New items were added every Thursday afternoon which made a fun month of “shopping.”

Music in April is THE signature fundraiser for People Plus. It enables us to serve over 1800 People Plus members who represent an ever-increasing population of retirees and elders on the Mid Coast. This non-profit could NOT do it without the income from Music in April – which has become a signature event in our community. The Center has raised over $600,000 from the event over the last 20 years. These last two years have demonstrated exactly how vital People Plus is to the lives of the older adult populations. In addition to hundreds of classes, clubs and meals held safely at the Center, we made over four thousand deliveries of groceries, food pantry boxes, meals and prescriptions – and provided over 30,000 miles of transportation – just last year, keeping seniors safe!

People Plus serves the greater Brunswick community by offering a variety of activities to support engaged, healthy and independent lives for older adults, as well as hosting the Teen Center where young people can meet safely to explore creative outlets, eat a healthy meal, and develop into well-rounded adults.  People Plus also provides outreach and transportation services, and offers many volunteer opportunities.   

People Plus wishes to thank Lead Sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, Neighbors, Inc., Mechanics Savings, and Mid Coast-Parkview Health and all the other sponsors for their continued support.