Brunswick Downtown Association News Letter

BDA Silent Auction – December 1st
Held from 5-7 pm in the Reading Room at the Curtis Memorial Library, this fundraiser supports the BDA’s efforts to assist with improvement projects, public programs, and special events in Downtown Brunswick.

Come enjoy music and complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on treasures from local businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs. Featured Auction items will include works of art, tickets to professional sporting events, vacation rentals, boat cruises, a ride in a Cessna 183, a three-hour kayak tour and picnic, gift items and certificates from local businesses, and much more.

For more information on the Silent Auction, visit

Coats and Toys for Kids Season Kick Off – December 3rd 

For the second consecutive year, Maine Eastern Railroad will team up with the News Center teams at WCSH-6 in Portland and WLBZ-2 in Bangor with a special train event for the season kick-off of the Coats & Toys for Kids campaign.

Please bring a new or gently-used children’s coat or a new, unwrapped toy to donate. These coats help many families keep their children warm through the long Maine winter, and the toys will help make a happy Christmas for many children throughout the state.

News Center’s “Storm Center” celebrity, Togus the Cat, will be at Brunswick Station, 16 Station Avenue, from 8 to 8:45 am, along with his owner, News

Brunswick Maine Train Station

Brunswick Maine Train Station

Center reporter, Don Carrigan. Then they will ride the train to Rockland Station with a stop at Bath Station. Collection boxes for donated coats and toys will be available at each location.

Togus has become famous for his appearances on the Maine’s NBC affiliate stations during stormy winter mornings. Fans of the friendly feline are invited to spend time with Togus at the train station and enjoy refreshments. Copies of the “Togus Takes the Train” coloring books will be available. Donations accepted for local animal shelters. Photos of Togus are very much encouraged, but don’t be disappointed if the friendly feline decides to spend much of his time inside his travel cage. He’ll still be very visible and sociable, but you know how celebrities can be.

The visit with Togus does not include a train ride, and the train will not accept passengers that morning.

In addition to Maine Eastern Railroad, several organizations collaborate annually on the Coats and Toys for Kids Day program, including MEMA, Shaw’s and Hannaford supermarkets, Pratt-Abbott Cleaners, Pepsi and The Salvation Army. FMI, click here or call 596.6725.


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