Santa's Village

While it's nice for the kids to have a Christmas party at the Stearn's gym, it isn't the Norman Rockwell kind of memory some of us have. When even just the Gazebo was decorated this year, the whole town seemed to come to life. Mrs. Ferland does such a beautiful job decorating storefronts. The beautiful park seems so underutilized. Someone moved to Millinocket from the same town I grew up in and we were talking about the wonderful memories we had. (And that's still providing memories after 100 years!!--Many generations enjoy it still.) I haven't figured out a lot of details yet, but I would love to do what it takes to make this happen. Starting small with maybe just a Santa's house, (anyone have an Ice Shack they don't use anymore?) staffed by volunteers and maybe a few wooden soldiers, wooden rocking horses (calling all wood workers looking fo a project???) The whole park could be Santa's Village.  We could get a lot of lights and decorations at yard sales and thrift shops. There's a family in town who has a relative that actually owns reindeer and although they live pretty far away and it is a busy time for Reindeer (lol), there's just so many possibilities.

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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