Portland House of Music and Events (HOME) hosted this year’s more-merry-and-less-madness Merry Madness wine-and-shopping kickoff party. After chilling out with live music, wine in complementary event glasses, and bags of snacks to go, Merry Madness shoppers explored Portland Downtown with maps of 60 shopping locations within walking distance. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales are going to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund.
Amy Somes, Bailey Odum, April Marquis and Kristine Kennedy.
It's part of the Merry Madness tradition for groups to coordinate their merry mayhem.
Jenni Schmidt and Sabrina Link.
Elizabeth Eisenhardt and her husband Nat Huckel-Bauer of Yarmouth, who have nine years' worth of Merry Madness glasses for when their daughter turns 21. "She was born on a Merry Madness night, which we skipped," Elizabeth said.
Viva and the Replacements put on a cool jazz show with a hint of merriment inside Portland HOME.
Angie Helton and Dianna Fletcher with Adam MacDonald from Portland Downtown,
Nicki Pellenz, Lisa Mallock, Rachel Charest and Aviva Shaw.
First-grade teachers Jen Meserve adn Cathlyn Langston.
Josh and Liselle Cushing of Pownal.
Mary Costigan, Tami Kasoff and Emily Rose.
Amanda Hart, Rebekah Sirois and Sarah Mayberry.
Amanda and Kimberly Fenton.
Kylie Tremble and Megan Santiago.
Terry Morgan, Lori Moses, Donna Betts, Jan Dimauro, Barbara Soloway and Hollie Sprague.
Gina Jacques, Lori Rice, Carrie Cote, Robin Watts and Ashley Bourassa.
Sarah Rivest of South Portland and Carol Rivest of Saco.
Lauren Webster LaFrance, Jaimie Pagano and Lisa Picard.
Carla Fancy and Jeanne Walton.
Julie Onorato and Audie Harris.
Kristen Stewart, Stephanie Fearon and Gillian Ballute.
Stephanie Hoskins, Sue LaCerda, Debbie Nickerson, Laurie Lessard and Theresa Boynton.
Michelle Hevey, Nancy Fifield, Gisele Dubb and Diane Gagnon.
Sarah Graham and Susan Morton.