Lyme Disease Awareness Month Activities

In order to promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month (LDAM) in May, the following materials have been developed for inclusion in newsletters:

2019 Calendar of Events:

  • May 3 – Portland First Friday in Monument Square from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • May 4Kennebunk May Day Festival at the Kennebunk Free Library on Maine Street from 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • May 25Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester from 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • May 25 – Sea Dogs vs. Altoona Baseball Game at Hadlock Field in Portland at 1pm until the end of the game
  • May 26 – LL Bean Birding Festival at LL Bean Flagship store in Freeport from 9:00am-3:00pm

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Poster Contest 2019

The theme for the 10th annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest is: Tick Aware and Tick Alert

"Remember to always be Tick Aware and Tick Alert by following these CDC approved prevention techniques:

  1. Use of EPA approved repellent
  2. Wear protective clothing
  3. Perform daily tick checks
  4. Use caution in tick infested areas

Below are the 2019 "Tick Aware and Tick Alert" poster contest winners:

K-1 winner:
Addie Knieser
1st grade
Stratton School
Addie's poster
Grade 2-3 winner
Alaina Kachnovich
3rd grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Alaina's poster
Grade 4-5 winner
Natasha McDonald
4th grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Natasha's poster
Honorable Mention winner
Patrick Libby
3rd grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Patrick's poster

Lyme Poster Gallery

Contributors for 2019 include:

Boothbay Region YMCA Maine Potato Board
Central Maine Healthcare Maine Public Health Association
Maine Medical Association Sanford YMCA
Maine Osteopathic Association State YMCA Camp of Maine
UMaine Cooperative Extension Maine Home Garden News Maine Senior College Network
MidCoast Lyme Disease Support and Education

Participants for the 2019 “Tick Aware & Tick Alert” poster contest include:

Name School Grade
Addie Knelser Stratton School 1
Oliver Horton Stratton School 1
Violet Wyman Stratton School 2
Mia Bella Lynch Stratton School 2
Mya Gellman Stratton School 2
Alaina Kachnovich Spruce Mt. Elementary 3
Jack Herr Spruce Mt. Elementary 3
Avigail Moffett Spruce Mt. Elementary 3
Patrick Libby Jr Spruce Mt. Elementary 3
Mikenna Phillips Spruce Mt. Elementary 4
Mallory Merrill Spruce Mt. Elementary 4
Lauren Brackett Spruce Mt. Elementary 4
Natasha McDonald Spruce Mt. Elementary 4
Jordyn Breton Spruce Mt. Elementary 5
Brooke Littlefield Spruce Mt. Elementary 5
Lillian LeMoine Manchester Elementary 2
Kelly Larcher Manchester Elementary 2
Isabella Lyons Manchester Elementary 2
Cadence Luce Manchester Elementary 4
Penelope Russell Manchester Elementary 4
Leah Hildebrandt Manchester Elementary 4
Trinity Spaulding Mt. Vernon Elementary 1
Natalie Morse Mt. Vernon Elementary 1
Caitlyn Cates Mt. Vernon Elementary 1
Lucy Coryell Mt. Vernon Elementary 3
Alana Malia Beane Mt. Vernon Elementary 3
Ramona Sealsberry Mt. Vernon Elementary 3
Samira Allen Mt. Vernon Elementary 2
Mark Sylvester Mt. Vernon Elementary 2