Our Katahdin selected as Down East editors’ 2015 pick for Best “By-the-Bootstraps Community Reinvention”

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2015

Contact:
Michael Seile Jr.
Vice President, Our Katahdin
(207) 478-0541 
mike@ourkatahdin.com

Our Katahdin selected as Down East editors’ 2015 pick for Best “By-the-Bootstraps Community Reinvention”

Katahdin Region, Maine – Our Katahdin was named the Editors’ Choice for Best “By-the-Bootstraps Community Reinvention” in Down East magazine's annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July 2015 issue. The editors went through a rigorous selection process and Our Katahdin was chosen as top in its category.

The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide Down East readers and editors the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state.

“We are honored by this recognition by Down East magazine, a world-class publication” said Mike Faloon, Vice President of Finance and Investments at Our Katahdin.  “We accept this recognition on behalf of the community leaders, donors and volunteers who are putting ideas into action in the Katahdin region.  No matter how small, every successful project delivers measurable results, builds optimism and allows us to think bigger”.

Kathleen Fleury, Down East editor-in-chief, spoke of the selection process, saying, “The selection process is one that everyone puts a lot of time and thought into – so it’s a true honor to be selected.” Fleury added.  The full list of “Best of Maine” winners appears in the July issue of Down East, on newsstands June 23.

About Our Katahdin:

Our Katahdin is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to promote community and economic development in the Katahdin region.  The core of Our Katahdin is an online website that connects ideas, skills and capital to put ideas into action.  Additional information is available on their website at www.ourkatahdin.com.

About Down East Enterprise:

Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. For six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. A digital version of the magazine is available online at www.downeast.com. People who love Maine love Down East.

Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
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