Gallery announces winning artists in Wet Paint auction

The Kelpie Gallery announced the results of its second annual Wet Paint on the Weskeag! benefit auction, held Aug. 16.

Artist Kay Sullivan won the Jurors’ Choice award for her submission “Summer Day,” a pastel-on-paper work.

The People’s Choice award went to Julie Haskell for her watercolor “From Buttermilk Lane.”

Honorable mentions went to Gwen Sylvester for the acrylic “Marsh Egrets”; Midge Coleman for her acrylic work “August Light”; and Douglas Smith for his oil-on-panel “St. George River and Hayfields.”


The event grossed nearly $10,000, with the proceeds split between the artists and the Georges River Land Trust.


Two new iPads donated to child development center

Leslie Morissette of Grahamtastic Connection recently donated two new iPads to Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center for use in the classrooms.

The center serves children ages 3 to 5 who have autism, Down syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD) and other intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The center’s teachers have been using iPads for the past two years with a curriculum designed to promote communication and language skills.


Vote by bank’s patrons garners $2,280 for Waban

Waban has received $2,280 from the Kennebunk Savings Community Promise fund to support programs promoting the general welfare and education of children and adults with intellectual/developmental or other disabilities.

Each year, customers of Kennebunk Savings nominate their favorite charities and the bank distributes checks to the top 125 vote-getting nonprofit organizations.

Waban is one of several area organizations to receive a donation from the Community Ballot.

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