Musical BBQ and pony ride show to benefit nonprofit preschool in Jackman

Jim and Bob: The Chubby Bottom Boys
Jim and Bob: The Chubby Bottom Boys

Ride a pony, eat barbecue, dance to the music and help save a Maine child’s education. On September 23, the Half Moon Jug Band and Carousel Horse Farm are teaming up for a fun, family event to raise money for a small preschool in need.

There will be pony rides for the kids, wagon rides for families and a $100 corn hole tournament. Also, there’ll be a barbecue dinner followed by a Half Moon Jug Band concert.

It’s all to benefit the nonprofit Jackman Preschool, which relies on volunteers each class day and on fundraisers throughout the year to provide scholarships for economically disadvantaged families.

WHAT: Half Moon Jug Band concert, pig roast and family fun day at Carousel Horse Farm benefiting the nonprofit Jackman Preschool.

WHERE: Carousel Horse Farm at 69 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015 – (207) 627-4471

WHEN: September 23 (washout date September 24) from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Adults $30; kids 13-16 $15; kids 3-13 $10; Under 3 free. Tickets include food, concert, games and wagon/pony rides. BUY TICKETS HERE

WHY: To raise money for the nonprofit Jackman Preschool. The preschool (in Jackman, Maine) relies on volunteers and fundraisers in order to provide scholarships for economically disadvantaged families in the community, and to purchase supplies the preschool needs.

WHAT ELSE: Old fashioned fair games, pig roast and wagon and pony rides. Also, a corn hole tournament with $100 cash prize and best pie contest with $50 cash prize. Wagon rides courtesy of the famous Chubby Bottom Boys draft team, Jim and Bob.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Carousel Horse Farm at (207) 627-4471 or carouselhorsefarm1@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2 p.m. Wagon rides, fair games

3 p.m. Pony rides and corn hole tournament for $100 cash prize

4 p.m. Barbecue pig roast dinner and best pie contest for $50 cash prize

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Half Moon Jug Band in concert

WEATHER: All attempts will be made to keep the show on schedule but a major storm will force cancellation. If so, the rain date is Sunday, September 24, with all events moved up by one hour.

CAROUSEL HORSE FARM

https://chfmaine.com/

CHF offers guided trail riding on their scenic property as well as longer rides into the nearby Jugtown Forest in the heart of Maine’s lakes region. Enjoy the Maine wilderness like never before. Rides for first timers to seasoned riders mean everyone can have fun.

The farm also features winter sleigh rides during the colder months as well as wagon and carriage rides when the weather is warmer. Fancy carriages and wagons may be hired for off-site special events, too.

JACKMAN PRESCHOOL

The JP operates under the nonprofit Jackman Region Community Association. The preschool is licensed by the State of Maine but is too small to qualify for federal funds. Instead, the JP relies on volunteers each class day and on fundraisers throughout the year to provide scholarships for economically disadvantaged families and to purchase supplies the preschool needs.

Jackman is a small town in western Maine on the old Canada road. It has a population of less than a thousand people. It recently lost its 24-hour medical center and nursing home due to a lack of funding. This is why it’s so important to support non-profit community organizations like the Jackman Preschool.

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