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EMMC Kitchen Tour to Benefit Cancer Care of Maine 

It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.The folks at EMMC’s Auxiliary believe that’s true…so they’re showcasing six incredible kitchens as a way to raise money for a great cause.Amy Erickson has the story.<"Everyone wants to see everyone else's kitchen."EMMC Auxiliary President Ann Marie Orr says she's lined up a half dozen amazing kitchens for this year's benefit Kitchen Tour and Tasting.Among them is the one in the home of Beth and Barry Mroccka of Hermon.It's one of a kind...with three refrigerators...unique lighting...and a range that would make most chefs jealous.But Orr says there's something else about this kitchen that impresses her most."the 2500 cookbooks she's got. And because of the flow. As a cook, the flow's really important, so it seems to me this really works well."The Mroccka's kitchen is one of 3 houses in Hermon on the tour...there are also two in Bangor and another in Veazie.For 25 dollars, you can tour all six kitchens to admire their features and meet the homeowners."there's also people who are always looking for ideas for their kitchens, to upgrade it, or building a home and want to see what works and what doesn't.""you can go around and ask the homeowners what they like, what they don't like, sometimes the builder may be there as well...so it's informative as well as fun."And besides that...you'll be helping a great cause.All the money raised goes to the new and improved Cancer Care of Maine."it's imperative that we, in our location here in Maine, have a facility that can work for everyone that lives here. So we don't have to travel far.""we need to have a really quality care center that's local and that's what we're doing right here."Amy Erickson, WABI TV5 News, Hermon.>The Kitchen Tour and Tasting takes place Saturday, September 26th.Tickets are 25 dollars and can be purchased at the EMMC gift shop, Rebecca’s in Bangor, Pairings in the Winterport Winery, Patrick’s Hallmark in Bangor or at the Affiliated Pharmacy locations in Bangor and Brewer.As an added highlight this year, there will also be a Tasting, held at Wellman Commons on the old Theological Seminary Campus in Bangor.A variety of Maine made products will be offered for sale.