A Save the Tower Benefit and Silent Auction is planned for 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State St., Augusta.

In the “It-Takes-A-Village” approach, Hallowell Citizens’ Initiative Committee is bringing together the cities of Augusta and Hallowell, including downtowns, to help save this important part of history. In fact, Augusta and Hallowell were actually one before becoming individual cities.

They have gathered more than $10,000 in silent auction items, which include art by Ray Skolfield donated by Chris Vallee, and art by Wendy Larson, Chris Cart, Aurilla Holt and “Celebrity” Red, White and Blue one-of-a-kind art created and donated by the following: The Hon. Roger Katz and Birdie Newman Katz; Roger and Carol Pomerleau; Hon. Charlotte Warren and her niece, Hall-Dale student Alicia Warren; Marcia Gallagher; Sandy and Bob Stubbs; the Parkhurst Family; Bruce Mayo and Stephen Castner; Friends from G & E Roofing; Mayor Mark Walker and daughter Mellissa; Mayor Dave Rollins; Hon. Matthew and Heather Pouliot; Hon. Donna Doore and Tom Doore; Ruth Bookey; Carole Baldwin and Elizabeth Luckrast; Debbie Getchell, CFO, Kennebec Savings Bank; Harlow Gallery staff; Jeanne Fitzgerald Langsdorf and Stephen Langsdorf; Christopher Walters and daughters; Matthew Max Oliver; and Nathan Sennett, Lux Salon Hallowell.

This “Red, White and Historic” event will be packed with only silent auction items which will be shown and listed on the facebook page of Hallowell Citizens’ Initiative Committee.

The silent auction also will feature jewelry, antiques, 2.5 hour scenic flights, dining certfiicates from Hallowell, Augusta and Beyond, four rounds of golf, gym package, Malley Webber Pottery and more. Food and cash bar will be provided by Governor Hill Mansion, with music provided by Marcia Gallagher.

Red, white and blue attire is encouraged. Red carpet begins at 3 p.m. Suggested donation at the door is $10. For more information, email [email protected].

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