DSC_7421Another successful year for the Children’s Center Chili Chowder Challenge! Together, this event raised over $31,000 for the Children’s Center.

All proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Center Early Intervention and Family Support. The Children’s Center Early Intervention & Family Support has been providing services for children with special needs & their families since 1966. We are a specialized provider of services in central Maine for young children with disabilities such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, & more. We provide a continuum of center-based therapies & care for young children with disabilities that is simply not offered in this same format anywhere else in the region.


  • Most Creative Name: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Original Chili: Senator Inn, Cloud 9’s Cupid’s Revenge Chili
  • Most Original Chowder: Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, Hot Chick!
  • Chicken Chipotle Chowder
  • Hottest Chili: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Creative Display: The Liberal Cup
  • Best Chili: The Liberal Cup, Smokin’ Pig Chili
  • Best Chowder: Red Barn, Laura’s Famous Seafood Stew
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Subaru Share the Love

It’s the time of year again, time to Share the Love with Subaru of America and Charlie’s Subaru. For any new Subaru you Purchase or Lease between now and January 2nd, 2015 Subaru will donate $250 to the charity of your choice. This year our local charity is the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. In addition to the KVHS you can chose to donate to the ASPCA, Make A Wish, Meals on Wheels or the National Park Foundation.

The 2012 Maine Snowmobile Show is a 3 day show for Snowmobiling and other winter activities in Maine. It is presented by Maine Snowmobile Association and sponsored by Charlie’s Family of Dealerships.

1st Annual Family Barbecue & Gumbo Festival to End Hunger

On August 18th we held our first festival to end hunger in the Winthrop area. After months of planning, days of cooking and an early morning rainstorm, we were at it. By 4 o’clock there were folks waiting in line to enter and they continued to arrive until around 7. When it was all said and done, thanks to dozens of volunteers and sponsors we had served 250+ raising $5,550 — and a great time was had by all!

To all, we send a Giant Winthrop Rotary Thank YOU!

We hope you enjoy this collection of photos.

Read more on the mission of the 1st Annual Family BBQ & Gumbo Festival to End Hunger or take a look at the event photos.

The golf scramble is a long standing tradition for support of the United Way of Kennebec Valley. Thousands of community members of Kennebec County are supported by United Way funded programs. Today’s Golf Scramble raised over $6,000 for the United Way!! Congratulations to Mike Dubois on his 150 yard hole in one and winning a 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV!

Owls Head Transportation MuseumCharlie’s is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum exhibits and operates a large collection of pioneer-era aircraft, antique automobiles, engines, bicycles, carriages and motorcycles. Flights of pioneer aircraft most summer weekends, weather permitting. Special events throughout the year. Visit Owls Head Transportation Museum

The Big Wheels team celebrated there 7th Trek Across Maine this year by raising over $39,500 to support the American Lung Association