Christmas gets a little brighter on the Millinocket Main Street!

 Great news!  Thanks to you, we've reached our goals for this project!

Bandstand Night    




We would like to thank the following donors and volunteers for their efforts on this project:

  • Anonymous
  • Steve & Susan Albert
  • Charlie Cirame
  • Art & Connie Cleaves
  • Susan D'Allesandro
  • Bill DeWitt
  • David & Nancy DeWitt
  • Speck Healey
  • Chuck Fraser
  • Tony Foster
  • Al & Marian Fowler
  • Adam Greenlaw
  • Sheila Haynes
  • Mary Higgins
  • Martha Haven
  • Candie Hume
  • Patsy Huston
  • Ranita Jain
  • Mary Matangelo Van Luling
  • Fred & Kathy Manzo
  • Janet Maragus
  • Anita Mueller
  • James O'Rourke
  • Jeremy Portwine
  • Charlie Pray
  • Ralph Saucier
  • Michael Seile Jr.
  • Justin & Stephanie Walsh


Thank you for spreading the word, volunteering and/or donating to this project. We reached our initial $350 fundraising goal, and even exceeded it, which allows us to fully reimburse the project leaders for their purchases for the bandstand:

  • A 10’ live Christmas tree
  • 750 commercial LED tree and railing lights
  • Decorated wreaths
  • Large red bows for the railings
  • A tree skirt
  • Extension cords
  • Timer for the lights


We can also reimburse the project leaders for some of the decorations used in the two storefronts at the former “Russ’ Barber Shop.”  (next to Wilson’s Jewelry)   Any future donations we receive by mail will be carried over to a similar 2015 Christmas project with the donor's permission.  

We will be able to reuse all of the undamaged lights and decorations, and a volunteer just offered to donate wreaths for next year's project!  This was a tremendous, collective success for all those involved.


Please feel free to leave a comment below for the project leaders, volunteers and donors.  Please also visit the Ideas page to suggest future projects that would be beneficial to the towns in the Katahdin region.  Ideas that include representation from all three towns, involve youth, and/or focus on potential for economic development are of highest interest.  This initial project has proven that people are interested, engaged and willing to commit to good ideas.  

All comments, suggestions and ideas are welcome!

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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
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