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Teens to Trails (T3), the nonprofit organization that supports high school outing clubs across Maine, went distinctively outdoorsy with its first-ever fundraising party, Bow Ties and Bean Boots at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Nearly 200 people turned up–many of them indeed wearing bow ties and Bean boots–and raised over $12,000 to help introduce Maine teens to outdoor adventure. More info: www.teenstotrails.org. #bowtiesandbeanboots
T3 board member Charlie Fear of Brunswick with Emma Balazs of Wiscasset.
Annika Chim, an incoming junior at Portland High School, with her outing club advisor Gerry White, and her sister Andrea Chim, a recent graduate from Portland High School.
T3 board member David Butler, advisory council members Lindsay Leon and Ben Sampson, and board members Bob and Carol Leone and Kevin Haley.
A gorgeous late-summer evening.
Former Congressman James Longley and Susan Longley of Yarmouth.
Chewonki Foundation employees Heather Lowe of Brunswick and Jen Goldstein of Wiscasset, with Lindsey McKay of Harpswell.
Don and Bobbie Brewer of Wiscasset.
Volunteers brought hors d'oeuvres to pass, including these deliciously dressed-up cucumbers.
Event committee member David Stires of Portland and board chairman Nick Sampson of Yarmouth.
Food trucks at sunset.
Dan Guerette of Bangor and Toddy Pond and Katie Brooke of Portland.
Bart Czyz of Portland and Brooke Burkett, who works at Camp Ketcha.
L.L.Bean brought out the bootmobile for T3's first fundraiser, Bow Ties and Bean Boots.
Talking T3 around the campfire.
The Gunther Brown band from Portland brought roots rock Americana.
L.L.Bean Bootmobile Marketing Specialists A.G. Gilllis and Keith Smith with Laurie Gilman, L.L.Bean events coordinator, and Janet Wyper, L.L.Bean community relations manager.
Jean Berg of South Portland and Amelia Keyes of Brunswick take a break from croquet for a photo.
Bean bag toss in front of the bootmobile.
Sam Fear of Woolrich, T3 board member Charlie Fear, and Spencer Rainey of Harpswell.
New Mainers Ashley Willumitis and Sean Wieboldt, who has a background in outdoor education, posing in front of the L.L.Bean bootmobile.
In line with its mission, the T3 party allowed for lots of space to roam around and plenty of "unstructured" time.
Thomas Henniger of Yarmouth with Eric Gaze and Jeannine Anderson of Brunswick.
Thomas Henninger's waders.
T3 couldn't have ordered a better sunset!
Floyd Hatford, owner of Saco River Auction Company, provided fast-talking services pro bono.
T3 board member Ralph Keyes of Brunswick and Ben Marcus of Cumberland.
Liz Kreitinger and Jess Vogel, both of Portland.
Meghan Maurice and Stephan Bailey of Portland.
Zak Klein and Hannah Quimby, ambassadors for Outdoors Empowered Network.
Bow tie: check. Bean boots: check.