Families

YMCA, Disney On Ice and Kennebunk Rotary Club Partner to Provide Shoes to Underserved Children

Local Pre-school Kids are Putting Their Best Foot Forward!

Biddeford and Sanford, ME (Feb. 10, 2011) – This Friday, pre-school children from two local YMCAs will be culminating a recent community service initiative to help underserved children in Haiti and Guatemala.

In keeping with the YMCA’s mission to promote Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, children and families from the Northern York County Family YMCA and Sanford-Springvale YMCA are taking a lesson from Cinderella on the importance of proper-fitting shoes.

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

Every year, thousands of teenagers across the State of Maine experience dating violence.  February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that focus on prevention. The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault are calling on Mainers to help recognize this important month, not only for youth in Maine, but for communities statewide.

Dating violence is “controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and can include verbal, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or a combination of these behaviors.”  Dating violence often starts with what may seem like minor behavior, such as teasing and name calling.

Free Community BBQ and New Ambulance Dedication Ceremony

Free Community BBQ and New Ambulance Dedication Ceremony
Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM
Stateline Profile Auto Center - 1545 Carl Broggi Highway 
 
Chief Samantha Cole and the members of the Lebanon Rescue Department would like to invite you and your family to the new ambulance dedication ceremony to be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at Stateline Profile Auto located at 1545 Carl Broggi Highway across from our Central Station.

Come see the new ambulance and witness the dedication ceremony, as well as a free community BBQ.

There will also be several other fun events for the family to thank you for your continued support of our department! 

We hope that you and your family can make it!
 

Halloween Open House Draws more than 1000

The Lebanon Rescue Department held their 7th Annual Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 30th and Sunday October 31, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“We had families showing up as early as 1pm on Saturday while we were setting up to take a tour and receive a free pumpkin. By the time we normally opened at 5pm, we had already had over 50 kids!” Chief Samantha Cole added.

The event was attended by over 1000 people, with the rescue department handing out 721 public safety bags to children during the event. (721 children plus well over 300 parents visited). The safety bags had activity and coloring books, carbon monoxide safety info, emergency dial 911 stickers, junior paramedic badges, junior paramedic helmets and EMS stickers. This year we also had three crafts tables where children could make masks and color Halloween crafts.