WESTBROOK — WinterKids, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children stay active, healthy, and happy during the winter months, is holding its annual License to Chill Silent Auction.

The auction is set to run through 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. This event will lead into WinterKids’ 12th annual License to Chill community fundraiser at Après, marking the official winter season kickoff.

This year, WinterKids has assembled a selection of premium goods and services generously contributed by Maine and New Hampshire businesses. The items up for bidding include outdoor equipment and sporting goods, apparel and outerwear, health and fitness memberships, food and beverage experiences, and home decor.

Contributing businesses include L.L. Bean, WMTW, Agren, Sidecountry Sports, Bird & Co., Winterstick Snowboards, Sugarloaf, Adventure Bound Whitewater Rafting, Kittery Trading Post, and Portland Pie Company. There will be options to donate to Lewiston/Auburn community funds.

Every dollar raised through this auction will directly benefit WinterKids programs.

The closing of the auction will coincide with WinterKids’ live community fundraiser at Après in Portland, providing an opportunity for bidders to join in the festivities, which will include guest emcees Blake & Kelly from Coast 93.1, music by TJ Swan, S’mores donuts by Eighty8 Donut Cafe, drinks by Après, food by Meet on the Street, charcuterie by Charcutemarie, door prizes, and more.

To browse the catalog of silent auction items, place bids, buy tickets, and learn more about both the WinterKids License to Chill Silent Auction and Live Celebration, visit winterkids.org/licensetochill.

The 12th Annual WinterKids License to Chill is presented by Mt. Abram Ski Resort & Bike Park. Snowman Sponsors are Kittery Trading Post and PTC, and Snowball Sponsors are Acadia Insurance, Chalmers Insurance, Charcutemarie, Eighty8 Donut Cafe, ReVision Energy, and Sidecountry Sports.


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