Community Spirit

Care & Comfort Employees To Present Check To The Good Shepherd Food Bank

The employees of Care and Comfort have chosen the Good Shepherd Food Bank as the recipients of their 2010 Jean Fund fundraising campaign. Susan Giguere, President and CEO of Care and Comfort, was so impressed with the amount raised and the beneficiary chosen she decided to match their gift as a thank you to them. The check will be presented to Dr. Rick Small, Executive Director of the Good Shepherd, during a casual celebratory employee luncheon in the Dempsey Room at Care And Comfort’s headquarters, 180 Main Street in Waterville, on Friday, November 12th at 1:00PM.
We hope you will be able to cover the check presentation which definitely is of community interest and very timely as we enter the holiday and winter seasons when the need is great for so many. Dr. Small and Susan Giguere will be available to speak with you and would be happy to do so.

Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour

WHO: Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger & Cross Roads Ministries
WHAT: Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour
WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Penobscot County FCU, 205 Main Street, Old Town
(Westbrook) – On Thursday, October 28, at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in Old Town, representatives from Maine’s credit unions will join Brenda Davis, Executive Director of Cross Roads Ministries, an Old Town-based hunger agency that serves thousands in Eastern Maine, at a pre-walk celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour.

Maine Children's Home Lobster Lunch Raises over $2,400 for Christmas Program

The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers, the nonprofit agency that operates the state's longest-running adoption program announced that it raised $2,403 as part of their annual Lobster Roll fundraiser on October 15. The event was generously supported by a major donation of 100 pounds of lobster meat from the Cozy Harbor Seafood Company in Portland.

To raise money from the Lobster Roll lunch fundraiser, Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers' employees and volunteers pre-sold the lobster rolls to local businesses and organizations in the greater Waterville area at $10 each with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help fund the agency's Christmas Program.
The Christmas Program distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to approximately 1,600 financially disadvantaged children throughout the state.

Landowner Clean-up Effort Makes Impact on Local Trash

It took a lot of hard work by a lot of dedicated people, but the final tally shows it was all worth it.

Local ATV and snowmobile clubs, land trusts, community groups including Boy Scouts, and local municipalities hauled away a total of 46 tons of material, including 30 tons of trash, discarded furniture and appliances, during last month’s Landowner Appreciation Day, held Saturday, Sept. 25, according to the clean-up organizer.