Jubilee a success!!


The Eagle Mountain Carriage House was packed last Saturday with Kismet supporters who shared in great food, spirited company, and an entertaining mix of music by the Kismet Rock Stars.

Several Kismet students and Vicki Varrichione, a Bartlett/Jackson guidance counselor and family support liaison, gave moving testimonials of their experiences with the organization.

New this year, and very popular with guests, was a silent auction. Forty items and packages–including artwork, weekend getaways, outdoor gear, signed books, and more– brought $3,400 in donations to Kismet’s educational programming.

Thank you to all who attended! As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions on how to make the event even more enjoyable. Look for a full report on the event in the upcoming Summer Newsletter. Make sure you receive the newsletter by joining our mailing list.


Many thanks to all who made it possible!
The Event Steering Committee
The Kismet Rock Stars
The Kismet Board of Directors

The Auction and Door Prize Donors:
Anne Skidmore Photography
Aquaboggan Water Park
Jane Biggio
Black Diamond
Boston Museum of Science
Ruthann Brown
Carriage House Spa @ Christmas Farm Inn
Chinook Cafe
Downeast Whitewater
Eastern Mountain Sports
Healing with Hands
Horny Toad Outfitters
Horsefeathers Restaurant
International Mountain Equipment
The Inn at Thorn Hill
Brian Irwin
Julbo, Nick Yardley
La Sportiva, Doug Madara
S. Peter Lewis, TMC Books
Maine Rock Gym
Mammut, Eric Siefer
Maui Jim
May Kelly’s Restaurant
Mike Jewell
Nereledge Inn
N’east Magazine
New England Aquarium
Kristina Pastoriza
Pleasant Street Massage, Wendy Yager
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Ragged Mountain
Ripple Effect
Saco Bound
Sky Ambitions, Dave & Kristin Karl
The Sound Resort
SOLO Schools
Stefi Reed Hastings
Sterling Rope Co., Sonya Becker
T. Murray Wellness Center
Laura Waterman
Wild Things
Wildcat Service Station
Clint Willis