Comedian Juston McKinney will perform at a fundraising event for the Webhannet Golf Club Charitable Foundation at Vinegar Hill Music Theater in Arundel on Sept. 12. COURTESY PHOTO

ARUNDEL  — Nationally known comedian Juston McKinney will present his signature New England “hum-ah” at Vinegar Hill Music Theater in Arundel on Thursday, Sept. 12, and the evening is guaranteed to generate more than laughter.

The fundraising event is sponsored by the Webhannet Golf Club Charitable Foundation whose mission focuses on assisting individuals and organizations experiencing severe financial need in Southern Maine.

“Our profits from the evening will go to support Make A Wish Maine, the Kennebunk Elementary School Inclusive Playground Initiative, the RSU 21 Village Fund that provides breakfast and lunch for students who cannot afford meals, and the Webhannet Charitable Foundation,” said Michele Davis, chairman of the Webhannet Charitable Foundation. “Since its inception in 2010, the Foundation has donated more than $161,000 to 16 local charities.”

McKinney grew up in New England and has appeared numerous times on the Tonight Show and headlined his own comedy special on the Comedy Channel.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception at Vinegar Hill under the tent. Patrons will enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, including two specialty drinks created for this event by Kennebunk’s Batson River Brewing and Distilling. There will also be a live auction which showcases such items as buying a plane ticket for a “wish kid,” providing breakfast and lunch to a child for a year, and playground equipment, such as monkey bars or a multicolored slide.

Sponsorship opportunity packages are $600 and $350, and include multiple seats “and the opportunity to promote your business as well as enjoying an evening of laughter with Juston McKinney,” Davis said.

For more information about sponsorships, contact [email protected]

Individual tickets cost $125 and are available for purchase at

Additionally, there are two theater boxes available at $2,000. Each box seats 10 and features a cocktail bar.

“If people would like to make a donation to support the charities, we would welcome these ‘Friends of Webhannet,’” Davis said.

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