The Coast Guard Exchange in South Portland is gearing up for a Welcome Event for military families new to our area.  The event takes place September 8th from 10-4 at the Coast Guard Exchange 421, 2112 Broadway in South Portland. The store will be open to authorized military customers during this family-friendly event.

The USCG Exchange is a for-profit store that supports the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund for Coast Guard families. The fund provides support and quality of life programs to members of the Armed Forces, their families and retirees at facilities on U.S. military bases. Funds from the MWR also provide support during disasters and hardships.

Here is the schedule for the September 8th Military Welcome Event:

10:00-noon -  Local breakfast bagels, donuts, coffee and pastries

Noon-2pm. - Local pizzas and sandwiches

Noon-4pm.- wine tasting

All day: Maine vendors with samples, Castle Bouncy House with slide, Face Painting, Chalk Art and games for kids and grown ups!