Great Gatsby Prom 2019

Join us at 7pm on February 17 for our Great Gatsby Prom, hosted by The Lost Fire Grill & Bar. We are lucky enough to be the beneficiary! You won’t want to miss this fun themed event. Proceeds to benefit Community Outreach Services. Use the links below to order your tickets. You will be redirected to PayPal to complete your purchase.


The Lost Fire
62 Mills Rd
Kennebunkport Maine
(207) 204-0123

Keep the Joy in Serving Others Alive

I was chatting with someone the other day and he was sharing with me his concern for the future of non-profit, service-oriented organizations. He was aware of at least two organizations whose numbers of members were getting so small due to the aging factor, that he predicted in a few years they would not be in existence anymore. His concern came from the logic that the lack of younger folks replacing the ones no longer able to physically serve would be the extinction of these service clubs. He believed younger people growing up are so attached now to their cell phones for socialization, that there would be no desire on their part for them to gather as volunteers and serve in these organizations. Boy, that was a depressing conversation.

But I had some good news for him. And this is good news for all. COS just had the local Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts hold very successful food drives because they wanted to do something to help their community. They brought over their donations with great excitement and zeal. It was awesome as I watched these girls so excited not just to deliver the food to our Pantry, but also to engage in the process of how we provide boxes of food for families who call saying they need food. While I am not sure these cute little ones fully understood when I told them that there are actually family members right here in the Kennebunks who have very little to no food at times, I am certain of this – there was a seed planted in them that I hope will blossom into someday their serving in their communities. May this serve as a reminder to us all how important it is we plant these seeds and give our young people an opportunity to experience the joy of serving others.

The Great Pillow Art Challenge

Pillows Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk! Imagine a world with shelter for everyone. Charities across Maine are trying to eliminate this devastating problem affecting needy people of all ages. Southern Maine’s most talented artists and Hurlbutt Designs’ staff, patrons, and friends have decided it’s time to change the way we approach the problem of homelessness.

Twenty of Southern Maine’s most talented artists were given a two foot square of material to produce a piece of artwork they’d like for a pillow. Challenge accepted! Join us for a fun night at Hurlbutt Designs to enjoy the exhibit of these spectacular mini-masterpieces and a silent auction to benefit two charities: COS and Preble St. Teen Center.

The Great Pillow Art Challenge
September 28th 5 -7 pm
Hurlbutt Designs
53 Western Ave. Kennebunk Maine

Farm to Fork – Thank You!

WOW! Our third annual Farm to Fork dinner, August 9th, was AMAZING!

Our very kind sponsors, supporters and guests helped us raise over $15,000 for our neighbors in need! That’s a $5,000 increase over last year!

We dined under the stars at breathtaking Wardbrook Farm, and the tables, lighting, everything was stunning, thanks to Details Event Staging. We’re also grateful to Biddeford Savings Bank for their generous donation.

We had a phenomenal feast, thanks to four talented chefs, who donated hours and hours of their time: Joel Souza from Old Vines; German Luccarelli rom The Lost Fire; Michael Somerset from Spirit of Massachusetts; and Jake Peterson with Crotux restaurant at Garden Street Bowl.

A portion of the fabulous food came from Snell Family Farm, Mousam Valley Mushrooms and Boulangerie. Kennebunkport Brewing Company donated their terrific beers.

A shout out too to Due South Expeditions; one lucky bidder in our silent auction won a five-day/four-night cabana cottage retreat for two on St. John in the Virgin Islands!

There were many other fun auction items and so many volunteers who made this evening extra special. We’re grateful to you all – and look forward to using funds raised to provide food and other essential assistance to our neighbors in need!