Waban’s Annual Telethon
Every year, communities in southern Maine come together to support Waban’s mission of providing services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Last year individuals, businesses, and community organizations from Sanford-Springvale and beyond donated more than $95,000 to help Waban fulfill its mission! This year, we’re looking for your support to make our Telethon the largest yet.
Our 48th annual Telethon is happening on March 16, 2019.
Head to our Facebook page to see great photos from last year’s Telethon.
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