The three hour event also has plenty of entertainment. The local legion auxiliary is planning field games for children such as cornhole. A 17-piece jazz ensemble with members from across Maine will also perform. There are also several raffles scheduled. One drawing is for a donated quilt made by Sara Fahnley.
The project’s initial goal was temporary assistance, but due to the pandemic, shelters have provided longer terms for needy veterans. Harmon recalled two married veterans who lost their housing due to their landlord’s failure to abide by housing codes. The couple struggled to find new housing due to the pandemic before seeking help from VETS. The couple spent five months in one of the VETS mobile shelters. “Through no fault of their own they lost their housing. During that time, they saved enough money to first, last and security deposit in a new apartment. ”