Society Notebook: Strength against hunger

A record-breaking 400 people enjoyed an afternoon and evening of fancy sips and bites at Taste of the Nation at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. The annual fundraiser for Share Our Strength, with tickets priced at $125 for general admission and $200 for VIP, including a cocktail reception, raised more than $200,000 toward the campaign to eliminate child hunger in Maine.

"The money raised here at this event does stay locally," said emcee Chris Kast, noting that Share Our Strength Maine is an all-volunteer organization.

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