The Hallowell All-Age-Friendly Committee has been working for the past couple of years to learn what can be done to make our fair city more welcoming to folks of all ages. One issue that keeps coming up is getting information about what is going on in town.

The Maine Community Foundation offered grants “to make communities more supportive of older people’s health, well-being, and ability to age in the community.” Some of us are old. Check that box. And regardless of age, we want everyone to be well and live here. The committee, in collaboration with Vision Hallowell, proposed a publication aimed at Hallowell residents and anybody else interested in our business.

The Maine Community Foundation thought the idea was a good one. Vision Hallowell was awarded a Lifelong Communities Mini grant to design and produce the first issue. You can download a copy below. The committee chose to call it The Hallowell Champion as we intend to advocate for and promote our city. Issues are scheduled for February 2020 (Spring) and May 2020 (Summer).

If you are interested in more information about publishing throughout Hallowell’s history, click on www.historichallowell.org Email comments to hallowellagefriendly@gmail.com or mail to The Champ, PO Box 43, Hallowell, ME 04347.