Joy to be Bald



The 10th Annual “Joy to be Bald” Fundraiser kicks off Saturday, October 5th at 4p.m. at Lake St George Brewing Company with the introduction of a new signature craft beer, created exclusively for this event. There will also be a Macaroni and Cheese and Whoopie Pie Cook-Off, judged by attendees, and an appearance 5-7 p.m. by local band, “The Rogues”, playing an eclectic mix of all genres; country, bluegrass, rock and blues, as well as some traditional old-time fiddle tunes. Sing along, or just enjoy their beautiful harmonies.

Sunday, October 6th, 1-5 p.m. activities continue at Liberty Community Center, 14 Junk Avenue, Liberty, including Walk-a-thon – Registration/Starting point at Stickney Hill and ending at Lori’s café, with Chicken BBQ courtesy of the Liberty Fire Department commencing at 1:30, and 3:00 p.m. Head Shaving and Silent Auction, along with a Bouncy House for the kids.

What began in 2010 as a dare between Café owner, Lori Mayer, and a patron who offered to donate money to mutual friend Joy Mehuren if Mayer agreed to shave her head has grown into an annual event to offer financial assistance to local people battling cancer. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support at the event, Mehuren made her promise to continue the event annually to support others who battled the dreaded disease. Joy, who the event is named after, succumbed to Lung Cancer in 2011. Mayer, who puts the ‘fun’ in Fundraising, will be shaving her head again this year.

The success and sustainability of Joy to Be Bald can be attributed to the hard work of the organizers and the desire of the past recipients to pay it forward and help someone else. This year’s T-shirt is being designed by Trinity Frost, daughter of former recipient Kelley Ripley. Lori Montminy, Cindy and Bruce Lovely, Stephanie Lunt and The Rogues own keyboard and fiddle player, Liberty native Cami Jewett are all cancer survivors, and former beneficiaries of Joy to Be Bald.

To sponsor, donate auction items, join the head shaving or walk-a-thon, please contact Lori’s Café. 207- 589-4141. Walk-a-thon Registration forms are available at Totman’s Enterprises, Belmont; Lori’s Café, Liberty or Wentworth’s Qwik Stop, Belfast.

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