WATERVILLE — Maine Children’s Home plans to welcome its new executive director, Candace Marriner, from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. at 93 Silver St. for its Community and Family Block Party. 

Candace Marriner Submitted photo

The party will provide an opportunity to meet Marriner.

Marriner was appointed by the MCH Board of Directors for her 25 years of leadership experience across the helping professions, 10 years of experience in foster care and adoption work and deep passion for social work, according to a news release from Chelsea Ellis with the home. 

The party will celebrate the power of outdoor play on the mental well-being and overall health of children. It is open to the public and will provide free family-friendly activities such as arts and crafts, an interactive puppet show and a visit from the Waterville Fire Department and their firetruck.

The block party also will host food trucks. 

“I am excited to be joining Maine Children’s Home,” said Marriner. “I am looking forward to working with the amazing staff, board of directors, partners and community members who share the passion of helping others through the invaluable work of this organization.” 

To learn more, visit mainechildrenshome.org. 


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