Fundraising Events

Fall Festival

This annual event, held in early November, celebrates the season with fine crafts, music, food, puppetry and entertainment for the entire family and raises funds to support our annual operations. The Fall Festival includes an admissions open house.


Tiered Tuition Fundraiser & Silent Auction

The annual spring Tiered Tuition fundraiser enlists the support of not only Merriconeag parents but also the greater Freeport community. The proceeds support the annual Tiered Tuition budget and the endowment fund.

Variety Show and Silent Auction 2015

You will find updates about the Variety Show and Silent Auction in our newsletter, The Tuesday News

and on our auction Facebook page.

Variety Show & Silent Auction to Benefit Tiered Tuition
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5-6 p.m.)
Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport


Circus Smirkus

For the past ten summers Merriconeag parents have organized to bring the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour to our campus, raising funds to support our Movement and Tiered Tuition programs. Mary Martin is our Circus Coordinator.

Get ready to dig into a serving of the 2015 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, Bon Appétit!
This season, we follow a new recipe to whet your appetite, exploring the culinary arts and food's fantastic flavors in our Big Top bistro. It's a multiple course menu with acrobatic hors d'oeuvres, juggling sous chefs, sweet and sour unicycles, and high frying aerialists. Every delicious discovery is freshly baked fun, spiced with danger, sautéed in silliness, with a pinch of whimsy. Something taste funny? Must be the clowns!

Mark you calendars for Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th and bring the whole family as we host the 2015 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour on our campus. For news and updates about the 2015 shows at Merriconeag, please click here.

Merriconeag's Magic Matinee Program: Host Children-in-Need to Attend the Circus: There are over 700 children awaiting full or partial sponsorship through our Magic Matinee Program. Kids from Make-a-Wish, A Company of Girls, Big Brother/Sister of Bath & Brunswick, Military Families through the National Guard in Augusta, Freeport Community Services and several summer camp programs are relying upon help to make it to the Big Top. For every child’s ticket ($18), you’re helping to keep the dream alive! Please contact Mary Martin @207/749-5802 to take the joy of Smirkus far beyond the ring.


Other Fundraising

Hannaford & Script Gift Cards

gift card.jpgAre you looking for another great way to support Merriconeag? Purchase a Hannaford/Bow Street Market Gift Card at school and we earn 5%.

Our order for new cards is placed every Thursday morning as long as we meet the minimum order of $1000. Simply take your payment to Lisa in the main office and note new grocery card or reload on the memo line of your check. Is Bill Pay an option at your bank? Consider setting up a recurring transaction to reload your card. Remember to note grocery reload on the memo line. We will let you know when the purchase/reload is done. Contact the Business Office (Ext. 151) with any questions. What a great way to support the school and get your shopping done too!

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Scrip Gift Cards - New retailers are added almost every day!  Merriconeag is also a member of ScripZone, an online retailer of Gift Cards. With your purchase of gift cards, and there are hundreds to choose from, Merriconeag receives a percentage of the total amount of your purchase. We do accept credit cards!
Enrollment: Enrollment in ScripZone is easy to do right from your own computer.
1. Go to
2. Click on the NEW USER option
3. Create your own Secure Online Account; after registering
4. Enter our Unique Group ID: 207865MWS
Entering the Unique ID will link your purchases to Merriconeag, every purchase you make will result in benefit to the school.
Payment: Payment for your order can be made online by credit card, ACH (bank withdrawal) or by dropping a check off at the office. By paying through ACH you have the option of having your order delivered directly to your house. If you choose ACH, you will need to click on MyScripPayment Center to set up your account. 
Do I have to Enroll to participate? No, you do not have to enroll at ScripZone to participate. If you are interested in purchasing gift cards you can simply go to and scroll through the Retailer List located on the right side of the screen. Simply make a list of what you want and quantities and email to the business office. Your order will be processed once we receive a check. Alternatively, we can email a list of retailers to you.


CLYNK Bottle Return at Hannaford Supports Education. Do you save your refundable bottles to get that 5 or 15 cent

refund? There is now a new way to support Tiered Tuition (Financial Aid) at Merriconeag. We now have CLYNK bags available in the main office and the EC office. Once you have filled your bag, simply take it to your local Hannaford, scan the bar code tag on the bag, and drop the bag in the designated location at your Hannaford. It's that easy!
Example: If Merriconeag has 20 supporters, and each one returns a bag every two weeks, we'll make over $1,500 every year (based on an average bag worth $3.50).