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Extremely Generous Donation for ‘Tanks’giving

When we go out each day with the Maine Army National Guard and stand out front of supermarkets, we treat everyone the same. We ask everyone to make a donation of non-perishable food items and/or cash for the Salvation Army and local area food banks. You never know what might happen.

Well, something incredible started off our 3rd day of 'Tanks'giving.

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‘Tanks’Giving Made WABI-TV Last Night

When I knew that 'Tanks'giving was coming up, I wanted to make sure the entire state of Maine was able to know about it. Our station reaches 160,000 in our listening area and everyone has been spreading the word around and tuning in to see how our food drive is going.

Well, I decided to make a few more phone calls.

And the good people at WABI-TV Channel 5 were able to answer my call!

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Photo by Randy McCoy

The ‘Tanks’giving’ Mystery Lady Strikes Again!

WHO IS SHE???  WHERE DOES SHE COME FROM?

That's the Mystery Lady!

She comes around for 1 week a year and spreads her Dunkin Donuts cheer with Randy while he is at the tank for 'Tanks'giving. But....

WHO IS SHE???

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

B98.5, Maine Army National Guard Tanksgiving Food Drive, November 4-8

As we get ready to start our 14th annual Tanksgiving food drive there are some alarming facts about hunger in Maine. Ten years ago 9 percent of the state’s population, about 53,000, didn’t have enough food to put on their table. That number has jumped to 15 percent today, or 132,000 Mainer’s.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Governor and Mrs. LePage say ‘Thank You’ for Supporting Their Food Drive

Governor and Mrs. LePage want to say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who helped out this year with the governor’s annual food drive. Maine's first family says the food drive in which donors dropped off non-perishables at the Blaine House brought in about 1,568 pounds of food for Maine families.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

A Big TANKsgiving Thank You to All

We have been writing a lot about our 13th annual 'TANKsgiving Food Drive' but I want to take a minute to thank the Maine Army National Guard, especially the 152nd Maintenance Division, for all their help and service during the week of collecting food. The men and women of the 152nd have volunteered their ti

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TANKSgiving 2012
TANKSgiving 2012

Behind the Scenes at B98.5′s 13th Annual ‘TANKSgiving Food Drive’ [PICTURES] [VIDEO]

THANK YOU! Thanks again this year for your wonderful support of B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive. After a long 98.5 hours, it was worth it. You have helped to donate 7 tons of food and about $3,700. That will go along way to feeding the hungry in central Maine. It's very much appreciated by the Augusta Salvation Army & the Waterville Salvation Army and many are food banks.

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B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 4 [Video]

Day 4...Last full day...We're getting down to it. Please, please join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive. We wrap it our 98.5 hours tomorrow morning. Come see me at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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'Tanks'giving 2011
'Tanks'giving 2011

B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 3 [Video]

Day 3 is well underway...Join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive right through Friday (November 9th,) at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 2 [Video]

Day 2...Sorry about the audio quality, but man it's windy on top of the hill!

Day 2 is well underway...Join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive, Today through Friday (November 5th-9th,) at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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