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MVCF Press Releases


The Waldoboro VFW Hall was rockin', Saturday, April 2, as the local band, Pickled Beats, treated a crowd of over 120 "classic" rock n roll fans to music and dancing for a great cause.

The "Spring Dance" was the combined effort of the Band and the Medomak Valley Community Foundation to present a benefit to raise money for the Waldoboro Community Project.

The Community Project is a fund raising campaign to develop the Town's recreation site behind Miller Elementary School. The first phase of the project will build two additional fields for youth baseball and soccer, and rejuvenate Philbrook Field into an all-ages softball facility.

John Blamey, President of the Foundation, announced that the dance earned over $1,000 for the Community Project.

Blamey stated, "This event was a tremendous success because of the great support of the community who came out to have fun and socialize for a great cause. I want to thank Jim Letteney and the Pickled Beats, and Tracie Pooley of Silver Lining Events, for their skill in advertising and coordinating the event.

I want to thank, the Foundation's Fund Raising Committee: Chuck Begley, Bill and Seth Blodgett, Charlotte Davenhill, Bonnie Lash, Carlton Johnson, Colleen Jones, Deb McClean, Tina O'Donnell and Ben Vail who worked the weekend to set-up the VFW Hall and operate the kitchen to ensure that everyone had a great evening.

I also want to thank Danny Jackson, Keenan Jones, Lynda Letteney, Tom McClean, and Kevin O'Donnell for their help and support in making the dance a great success.

Finally, I want to recognize the media: The Lincoln County News, Courier Publications, the Village Soup, Clear Channel Communications (Peak 102.5, WABK, and WRKD), Frank FM 107.5, and WBLM for their support in publicizing the dance. Their willingness to support the communities in their market makes them real partners in enhancing the quality of life in the Midcoast Maine."

In closing, Blamey stated, "Part of the Medomak Valley Community Foundation's mission is to bring residents together to enhance our sense of community. The Spring Dance was a clear illustration of our mission at work and the community's desire to support this type of event. We look forward to offering more of these events in the future."