In keeping with its commitment to support local groups and organizations, the Maine Lobster Festival Committee recently contributed $300 to the Toy Library Center of Midcoast Maine, located in Rockland.

The Toy Library Center, a cooperative playgroup in the area, offers a space for children from birth through preschool to come and play.  It is located at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland.  For many of the families wishing to participate in the Toy Library Center, the tuition of $40.00 per semester is daunting.  Access to quality pre-school programs remains unobtainable for many families in Knox County.  Approximately 43% of Maine children between the ages of 3 – 5 do not attend any nursery school.  This means parents of these children are not receiving educational support from nursery school teachers or programs while they raise their youngsters. Nursery school fees are out of the reach for many families.

The Maine Lobster Festival Committee’s contribution to the Toy Library Center will help local families have access to the Center’s programs.  For more information about the Toy Library Center of Midcoast Maine, visit


Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine!  The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to Maine’s Midcoast region, and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community.  In recent years, the Festival committee has given more than $500,000 to the local community through support for Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and much more!  For more information about the Maine Lobster Festival, visit our website at and be sure to “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @MELobsterFest.


(Pictured are Susan Edmands, Director of the Toy Library Center, and Chuck Kruger, President of the Maine Lobster Festival Committee)