Bee Morse Farm

Learning to live a little more country

Light It Up Blue Houlton, Maine

on March 1, 2013

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It’s almost that time of year again :)  April is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day!  Autism Speaks (visit them here) launched the Light It Up Blue campaign roughly 4 years ago.  We celebrate by lighting up business, monuments, homes and political buildings blue to show support of autism awareness. In 2012 more than 3000 iconic building and landmarks in over 50 countries on six continents turned their lights blue.  How is that for popularity :)

This year the Morse Family is launching our own Light It Up Blue campaign for Houlton!  We have set a goal of 15 local businesses and 25 homes that will turn their lights blue to show their support for autism awareness. However, just because we are concentrating on Houlton doesn’t mean I don’t want the rest of Maine (or beyond) participating!

 

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How can you Light It Up Blue?

Lighting It Up Blue is as simple as switching your outdoor lights from white light bulbs to blue ones, wearing blue clothing and tweeting or posting on Facebook about Lighting It Up Blue.

 Where can you get light bulbs?

Home Depot has linked up with Autism Speaks and sells blue light bulbs as well as Coleman lanterns. Bulbs start on sale March 1st and lanterns start March 15th. Most Wal-Mart’s carry blue party lights. I am also selling them at not only a discounted price but 60% of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of Maine. To get light bulbs from me you can swing by Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton, call 532-3333 or email me at beemorsefarm@gmail.com. We are currently working on getting local stores to carry as well.

Is there any other merchandise?

You can visit Light It Up Blue (visit them here) for their official merchandise. We will also be selling T-shirts, pins and other autism merchandise, with 20% of the proceeds going to the Autism Society of Maine.   T-shirts are pre-order/pre-paid only this year so please contact me if you are interested.  All orders must be received by Monday, March 25th at noon.

To share your pictures of how you Light It Up Blue

LIKE us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LIUBHoulton

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Our t-shirts – Youth (S,M,L) $10 – Adult (S,M,L,XL) $13.50 – Adult (2XL and 3 XL) $16

For more information please contact me! You can comment below, email me at beemorsefarm@gmail.com or call (207) 532-3333 and ask for Jacquie.

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462476_10150623949566483_1743556517_oThe Morse household Lighting It Up Blue – 2012


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