A friendly lip syncing and dance competition will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 20th at the Caribou Performing Arts Center as a fundraiser for Hope & Justice Project.


 

Hope & Justice Project

Above - Teen Miss Ashland 2016, Emilee Lothrop of Caribou, is working with Hope & Justice Project to spread awareness of domestic abuse in honor of her aunt and cousins who were killed as a result of domestic violence in 1998.  She will perform a tribute dance in their memory at Sync It Up, Caribou! that will take place on October 20th at 7:00 PM at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.


Hope & Justice Project is a non-profit organization that provides support services to anyone affected by abuse and violence in Aroostook County.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a part of the month, the organization will host a new event called Sync It Up, Caribou!

This event will include a lip syncing and dance competition for participants of all ages, as well as a remembrance ceremony for the many individuals and families who have been killed as a result of domestic violence in the state of Maine.  There will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Domestic violence is the reason why my aunt and cousins are not with us today

“Domestic violence is the reason why my aunt and cousins are not with us today,” says Emilee Lothrop of Caribou.  “It’s important to me to be a part of this event to help educate the community and prevent homicides like my aunt’s and cousins’.” Lothrop’s late aunt, Tina Cousins, and her two children, Cortina and Cody, were killed by her husband and their father in 1998.  Lothrop, who is the reigning Teen Miss Ashland, will perform a tribute dance for the Cousins family.

Sign-up and register online. Dress rehearsal will take place just before the event at 5:00 PM that evening.


Hope & Justice Project

Hope and Justice Project works with anyone who has experienced or been affected by abuse or violence in Aroostook County, Maine. For more information, visit our website: hopeandjusticeproject.org

Email us: info@hopeandjusticeproject.org to speak with one of our advocates, please call our 24-hour hotline at 1-800-439-2323.  Our services are free and confidential.