Frances Perkins Center sixth annual garden party

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The Perkins
Homestead in Newcastle was the life-long haven of one-time Secretary of Labor Frances
Frances Perkins Center
sixth annual garden party
The Frances Perkins Center
will host the sixth annual garden
party at the Perkins Homestead
in Newcastle on Thursday, Aug. 14
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This historic property was the
life-long haven of Secretary of
Labor Frances Perkins, and the
celebration is designed to honor
her and the accomplishments of
those now championing her causes
social justice and economic
The party will be an occasion to
honor this year’s Frances Perkins
award winners, Lindsey Davis and
Christine Hastedt.
Davis is the 2014 recipient of the
Frances Perkins Center’s Open
Door Award for her work as director
of crisis services at the Coalition
for the Homeless in New York City.
Hastedt, public policy director for
Maine Equal Justice Partners,
based in Augusta, will receive The
Steadfast Award honoring her work
as an advocate for Maine’s low
income and working families for
over 30 years.
Garden party sponsors include
The First/First Advisors, Renys,
Christopher Breiseth,
Peskin, William Kelley, letitia
Wheeler Ufford, Joe Plaud, Tomlin
Coggeshall, and Christopher Rice.
Wine, refreshments, and hors
d’oeuvres will be provided. Free
transportation to the Perkins
from downtown
be supplied by Country Coach
Tickets to this event are $100,
and may be purchased at The
Frances Perkins Center, 170A
Main St. Damariscotta, by mailing
checks to PO Box 281, Newcastle,
04553, by calling the office at 563-
3374 or from the homepage http://
clicking on the Aug. 14 event.
The mission of the Frances
Perkins Center is to fulfill the
legacy of Frances Perkins,
principal architect of the New
Deal, by continuing her work for
social and economic justice and
preserving for future generations
her nationally significant family
homestead. The Frances Perkins
Center is a 501 (c) (3) charitable