Hammond Street Senior Center Hosts “Basket Case” Fundraiser 

A Bangor non-profit wants you to be a “basket case”! The Hammond Street Senior Center is kicking off its silent auction. More than 185 gift baskets are up for grabs. There’s something for everyone, including a basket for kids, a vacation basket and a basket with a signed copy of Stephen King’s new book .This is the seventh year for the fundraiser and all of the money raised goes to the center. ” Programming, program for the seniors to take classes, programming for events that we put on for them and of course, maintenance of the building. So it all stays right here,” said Kathy Bernier, executive director of the Hammond Street Senior. You can check out the baskets this week between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m.. Thursday night the center will stay open until 8 o’clock. Bidders will use a code name to keep things fair and fun. The bidding finale starts at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.For more information call 262-5532.