January 6, 2017

This Year's Polar Bear Dip Top Prize

For the brave soul who raises the most money for our 24th Annual Polar Bear Dip on

Saturday, February 11th, at 10:00am, into Snow Pond, we will award a brand new Big Screen TV courtesy of Marden's!

Dippers on board to date include:

Last year's Top Winners: Charlie's Mules, led by Tony "The Iceman" Tuell,

The Fabulous Fournie...

December 27, 2016

Aren't These Acorn Slippers Delicious?!

We had a very generous donation of slippers and these three still remain.  The two Turquoise Leopard Booties are Toddler size 11-12 and the Brown are 10-11.  Value $25.00 each pair.

The first three readers to Follow our Blog will receive the Slippers for FREE!

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December 16, 2016

This year marks the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip Pledge. It is being held February 11, 2017 at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine. All donations go towards helping our families in need. Remember - if you don't want to Dip (and I don't blame you there) you can donate or pledge a dipper on line! 

A $25 donation fills a family's Weekend Food Bac...

December 13, 2016

December 13th @ 2:30pm-4:00pm

Waterville Public Library

  

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 4 and make something fabulous - a holiday garland made of pasta you can use to decorate your space!

Crafternoons at the library mean kids and their adults get to make a different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger tha...

December 13, 2016

As colder weather and months of snow approach, keeping your kids warm and comfy in lower temperatures becomes everyone's priority.  Wearing clothes that retain heat and keep out cold drafts - like microfiber, fleece and wool -  is a good start. Good outerwear will repel water and liquid to prevent your child's clothes from getting wet.

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November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29th marks the annual day of giving. It is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and following cyber Monday, it marks the beginning to the season of giving and generosity. 

"#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platf...

November 24, 2016

The AYC is so thankful for our community: wonderful kids who run the halls daily and remind us why we are here, doting parents watching their young ones reach new heights, exercisers young and old, devoted staff, engaged Board, and amazing donors!  We are nothing without all of you - THANK YOU!


What are you thankful for?  Please share your stories here: jor...

November 22, 2016

The AYC annual Thanksgiving Dinner this year was another success. The dinner served 757 meal, 330 of which were to children. thank you to the Volunteer Servers from New Balance and local Community Members. 

AND A BIG "WOW! Thank you!" to Kitchen Staff  Lydia Butler, Tara Nadeau, and Ms. Shirley. 

We received so many generous donations from this comm...