Perkins Center honors two at Garden Party

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Frances Perkins Center will
host its sixth annual Garden
the Perkins
Party at
Homestead from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. today.
The historic property was
the lifelong haven of U.S.
Secretary of Labor Frances
Perkins (1933-45), and the
celebration is designed to
honor her and the accom-
plishments of those now
social justice and economic
This year’s award recipi-
ents are Lindsey Davis and
Christine Hastedt.
Davis is the 2014 recipi-
ent of the Open Door Award
for her work as director of
services at the
Coalition for the Homeless
in New York City.
Perkins Center honors
two at Garden Party
championing her causes — the Perkins Homestead from
Christine Hastedt is the
public policy director for
Maine Equal
Partners, based in Augusta.
receive the
She will
Steadfast Award honoring
her work as an advocate for
Maine’s low-income and
working families for more
than 30 years.
Wine, refreshments and
hors d’oeuvres will be pro-
vided. Free transportation to
downtown Damariscotta-
Newcastle will be supplied
by Country Coach Charters.
Tickets are $100, and may
be purchased at the Frances
Perkins Center, 170A MaiK
St.; by mailing checks to
no. Box 281, Newcastle,
ME 04553; by calling 563-
3374; or online at frances-