Merry Manor Fundraiser

Who Killed Jolly Roger? Murder Mystery Dinner with Mystery for Hire … the 7th Annual Mystery Theatre Dinner Fundraiser at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn raised over $9,000! Thank you to all who supported 🙂 Proceeds go to the Lafayette Family Foundation and the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.
Who Killed Jolly Roger

Merry Manor Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Murder At The Last Chance Bar  Grill FlyerJoin the Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland for  “Murder at the Last Chance Bar & Grill” the 6th Annual Mystery Theatre Dinner Fundraiser.

Event includes:

  • Cocktail Hour
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Door prizes
  • Dinner
  • The Mystery Show!
Net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. Call 207-774-6151 to reserve your space today.

Register Now for the 2014 Champion the Cure Challenge!

Champion the Cure Challenge Maine
The 2014 Champion the Cure Challenge is in 25 days (and counting!) The event takes place on August 15th (motorcycle ride) and 16th in Brewer, Maine.

Participants can walk, run, bicycle, motorcycle or just show up and cheer on the festivities! The walk/run courses include a 5K and 10K. Cycling routes are 25, 50 or 100-mile.

There is still plenty of time to register and help raise money for this amazing cause. All of the proceeds stay in Central/Eastern Maine.

On Saturday, comedian Tim Sample will perform at the Survivors Celebration from 1-3pm. Enjoy music and a variety of food and beverages throughout the day.

If you’d like to join the Lafayette Hotels team, please go here to register.


Winter FUNdraisers

missabigailConsider attending one (or both) of these “FUN”draising events this Winter…

On Friday, February 14, 2014 the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland will hold
 an Evening with Miss Abigail – a Dinner Theatre production of “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage!” All net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation. For More information, please download the flyer.



The BEST WESTERN Merry Manor Inn will host a Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mystery for Hire will perform a “Murder Most Medieval” All net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation. Download the Murder Most Medieval Flyer Here.



Maine Fundraising Events in March

Lights! Camera! Murder!There are two really exciting fundraising events in March. Both events will benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation and Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.


March 16, 2013

The Best Western Merry Manor Inn will host their 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre“Lights! Camera! Murder!” on Saturday, March 16th at 6:00pm. Download the flyer here.

The Event includes a Red Carpet Reception, Dinner and Murder Mystery Show. Dinner choices are: Prime Rib, Seafood Stuffed Haddock, or Vegetable Alfredo over Linguini.

Overnight Packages are also available.


Complete Palate


March 23, 2013 ***please note: this event has been postponed until the Fall. Please check back later for the new date.

The Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland is holding the, “Complete Palate: A Pairing of Food, Wine & Beer” on Saturday, March 23rd. Download the flyer here.

Try fabulous wine and beer selections carefully paired with the Chef’s creations.

Menu items include: Gourmet Cheese Board, Seared Duck Breast, Asian Beef and Basil, Vegetarian Strudel, and more.

Ask about their overnight rooms packages.

August Fundraisers in Maine

Pear Almond TartIt has been a successful August for fundraising in Maine.

On August the 18th the Champion the Cure Challenge was held in Brewer, Maine to raise money for Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. The Lafayette Hotels team had over 60 members and to date has raised over $65,000 for the cause. The event as a whole raised over $325,000 and included nearly 1,000 participants and volunteers.

The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn hosted the 4th Annual Cancer Research Culinary Event in Bar Harbor, Maine on Sunday, August 19. Executive Chef Arturo Montes of the Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn, welcomed special guest, Executive Chef & Owner Frank McClelland from L’Espalier Restaurant in Boston. The event raised over $13,000 for EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.

Thanks to all the Lafayette Hotels team members who helped to make both events a great success!

View a Gallery of some of the Lafayette Hotels Champion the Cure Challenge team members here
(most photos by Thomas Morelli Photography)

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Dunkin’ Donuts Free Coffee Fundraiser

Dunkin' Donuts Free Coffee Fundraiser
Dunkin' Donuts Free Coffee Fundraiser
Lafayette Family Cancer Center - Brewer, Maine
Lafayette Family Cancer Center

The Lafayette Family Foundation is participating in the 2012 Dunkin’ Donuts “Community Mug Program.” The program supports local non-profits in the community. Dunkin’ Donuts and their independent business owners of Maine and New Hampshire have generously donated the mugs to be distributed at Lafayette Hotels’ properties.

100% of the donation will go to the Lafayette Family Foundation to benefit cancer research and treatment at the EMMC CancerCare of Maine’s Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.

Mugs are available for $20 at property front desks. Each mug entitles the owner to one free hot coffee every Sunday in 2012 at participating Dunkin’ Donut locations throughout Maine and Coos and Carroll counties in New Hampshire.

Participating Properties include:

Free Dunkin' Donuts CoffeeMaine

Comfort Inn Ocean’s EdgeBelfast
Black Bear Inn
Fireside Inn & Suites
Best Western White House Inn Bangor
Fireside Inn & SuitesWaterville
Fireside Inn & SuitesAuburn
Best Western Merry Manor InnSouth Portland
Fireside Inn & Suites Portland
Holiday Inn by the BayPortland
Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort Wells Beach
Senator Inn & SpaAugusta
Seacastles Resort – Ogunquit

Fundraiser – Can Cancer!

Logan Lafayette's Can Cancer! Fundraiser
Logan Lafayette and Allen L'Italien of Cancer Care of Maine

Since November of 2009 Logan Lafayette has been collecting cans and bottles to help raise money for cancer research at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. Logan has a collection area next to the Coffee Break Café on Main Road North in Hampden, Maine. He has made several dozen trips to the redemption center (as his careful record keeping and receipts will attest to). After returning over 24,000 cans he has turned in $1,213.85 to Cancer Care of Maine to help fund research. His goal is to raise over $2,000. If you have any cans or bottles you wish to donate, please feel free to drop them off … we all can help Can Cancer!