Portland-based content production company Knack Factory hosted a Valentine’s Day evening party that raised a lot more money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) than anyone anticipated. Illustrator Sophia Cangelosi of Portland designed an event logo featuring Valentine’s cherubs holding a Libations for Liberty banner. And then the whole “Nevertheless she persisted” thing happened, and the design was tweaked for t-shirts to be printed by Table 6 Designs of Portland. More than 600 were ordered before the Feb. 14 soiree, with orders continuing to be accepted through Feb. 15. Between the party and the tees, the effort raised more than $7,500 for the ACLU of Maine–with one more day to go! To get in on the tee order: http://www.knack-factory.com/new-products/nevertheless-she-persisted
Gabe FM set the tone.
Alex Steed of Knack Factory, who organized Libations for Liberty, with Emily Straubel of Portland.
It was a booze and cupcakes sort of affair.
ACLU employees Margarita Salguero of South Portland Meagan Sway of Portland.
Illustrator Sophia Cangelosi, who designed a "Nevertheless She Persisted" t-shirt to raise money for the ACLU, and Mitchell Waterman, both of Portland.
John R. Myers, bar manager at Eventide, impressed Libations for Liberty guests.
Craig and Sarah LaPine of Portland.
Peggy and Chris Wiley of Portland.
"Nugget" and Bernadette Doykos.
Shay Stewart-Boulet of Peak's Island.
Anne Macri of Topsham, Joe Gribbon of Augusta and Meg Reilly of Portland.
Missy and Michael Ayotte.
Liz Avery, Leeanna Morris and Sabrina Volante, all of Portland.
Moses "Mozart" Nunez.
Jennifer Reck and Jonathan Woodward of Portland.
Kayla Frank, Maggie Fleming, Starsha Schiller and Laurel Varnell, all of Portland.
Kelly Daly and Phil Cormier of Portland.
Melanie and Mike Desjardins of Portland.