Waban’s Annual Telethon
Every year communities in southern Maine come together to support Waban’s Telethon. For the past two years, funds have supported the new state-of-the-art Autism Therapy Wing at the Fraser Ford Child Development Center. In 2018, the community raised over $95,000 to support our teachers, case workers, clinical support and staff’s dedicated efforts on behalf of children who need specialized programs and services.
Head to our Facebook page to see great photos from this year’s Telethon.
The 2019 Telethon
The 2019 Telethon took place on Saturday, March 16. Thanks to all the special guests, supporters, performers, volunteers and staff for making the 48th annual Waban Telethon a great success! Check back here soon for a recap of the 2019 Telethon and information on next year’s event.
Last year’s telethon
The 47th Annual Waban Telethon was held on Saturday, March 17, at the St. Ignatius Gym on Riverside Avenue in Sanford. The Telethon was sponsored by the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish. Individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations once again came together as a community in support of Waban to raise $95,562!
It was a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with donors, volunteers, visitors and entertainers gathering to kick off activities at 10am. The Returnables band opened the Telethon with some upbeat rock ‘n roll on the stage. Guests and viewers enjoyed the children from Fraser-Ford Child Development Center as they performed an adorable rendition of Old MacDonald’s Farm, complete with costumes and pictures. Ben Guillemette and his band of fiddlers gave the Irish flavor needed for the day, and musical groups, To Be Determined, Brian Wardwell, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, Joe Sailor, Long Road Home and MECA kept everyone entertained throughout the afternoon. READ MORE…
Read more about past telethons