We are thrilled to report that the fundraising effort for the banner project for the Millinocket Downtown Revitalization Committee (MDRC) was an amazing success. In less than 72 hours, 46 donors stepped forward to meet and exceed the fundraising target for the banners. The excess $130 has been donated directly to the MDRC to help support the bandstand improvement and downtown signage projects. We are so proud of the community that stepped forward to support this project. As a reminder, the banners are due to complete design in February and be on the light poles by April.
Thank You Donors!
Banners are being designed that will be in two different sizes; twelve of a larger size to go on light poles along Central Street from Millinocket Stream to Katahdin Avenue and eighteen to go on the light poles along Penobscot Avenue that are of a smaller size. These are intended to give the town a more welcome and colorful appearance. Support from individuals like yourself will allow the MDRC to deliver this project. Barring unforeseen issues, the final design is expected to be ready by February 2015 and the installation of the banners is currently expected by end of April 2015. Together we can help to add color and life to the Millinocket downtown!
A preliminary design has been developed that depicts a silhouette of the mountain and town. You can see this above.
With every project, step by step, we are taking control of our own destiny. Together we can revitalize our region.
Stay tuned for more on the MDRC and the donors to this project... all community champions dedicated to put ideas into action!
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About the Millinocket Downtown Revitalization Committee (MDRC). In September, 2013, a dormant Millinocket Downtown Revitalization Committee was revived that was originally founded in 2008 and subsequently established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) for the purpose of revitalizing downtown Millinocket, Maine.
Though it was originally established as a member-driven organization, the new non-profit is operated by a sparse volunteer board of directors consisting of Marsha Donahue as chairman, Robert Curlew as secretary, Harold DeLait as treasurer and with Jaime Renaud and Margaret Daigle, town manager of Millinocket, filling out the board. Project concepts are brought to general meetings and committees are formed to tackle those projects. Once approved by the general meeting, committees assume the decision-making process for projects, with the board and general meeting attendees lending support to the committees. MDRC, by virtue of its 501(c)(3) tax status, must raise funds by all means; grants, private donation and public fundraisers.
While "Our Katahdin" is interested in projects across the three towns in the Katahdin region, the MDRC is committed specifically to the Millinocket downtown, the boundaries of which are Millinocket Stream, the peak of Veterans Park, Katahdin Avenue and Spring Street.
Their concern is the revitalization of this area with an intention of economic development of the business district. We applaud their efforts, and hope you will consider to support this project today!