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First Lady Ann LePage and Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Travis Mills to Skydive with All Veteran’s Parachute Team

August 8, 2014

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 08, 2014
Contact: Lynn Harvey, 207-512-0280

AUGUSTA – First Lady Ann LePage, on August 9, in support of Freedom Fest 2014, will join the Patriot Guard Riders for a motorcycle parade beginning in Caribou, Maine at 9:30 a.m.. She will then offer opening remarks at 11:45 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m, along with Staff Sergeant (Ret.) and quadruple amputee, Travis Mills, skydive into the event.

“Duane Belanger, the organizer and driving force behind Freedom Fest asked me to lead the event by riding in with the Patriot Guard Riders – which I gladly agreed to do.” Mrs. LePage said. “Then Duane approached Travis and asked him if he would skydive into the event. Travis said he would if I would. I agreed right away; before I really thought it through. I’m petrified of heights, but I am a firm believer that it’s more than talking the talk of supporting our veterans – it’s walking the walk – or perhaps in this case, falling from the sky!”

Freedom Fest is an outdoor concert being held at the Fort Kent Municipal Airport in an effort to raise funds for a Veterans Museum and Community Center in Northern Maine; a joint project of Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 and the Fort Kent Historical Society. Gates open at 9:00 a.m.. The event will kick off with a bike run from Plourde Harley Davidson in Caribou to Fort Kent lead by the Patriot Guard Riders and welcomed by Saluting Marine, Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers. The motorcycle parade is expected to arrive at Freedom Fest at 10:30 a.m.

For more information regarding Freedom Fest, including ticket information and a schedule of events, please go to http://www.fredomfest2014.com.

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