2014-12-19 / Letters

Downtown Committee appreciates support

To the editor:

The Kennebunk Downtown Committee would like to express its appreciation to those who helped make our 31st annual Christmas Tree Lighting a huge success.

Once again, we celebrated in the Main Street Plaza and it was wonderful to see so many folks having fun and helping ring in this festive season.

It was wonderful to have Kennebunk Free Library and Brick Store Museum join us with their holiday programs

We would like to thank the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, which performed wonderfully under the direction of Nathan Menifield.

Another big thanks to our corporate sponsors: AndrewsMilligan Real Estate, Better Homes and Gardens Masiello Group, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Camp Wool, Duffy’s Tavern and Grill, Hearth and Soul, Gorham Saving Bank, The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Kennebunk Twirlers, Norway Saving Bank, Marlows, Salon 96, and Smithwick and Mariner’s Insurance.

It is with sincere appreciation to Dick Morin and his family for the generous donation of our beautiful Christmas tree.

On the night of the event, we are grateful for the services of John Downing, Teri Collard, Paul Coughlin, Faith Gillman, Bill Carey, Bethany Ingham and Joe Durney.

New this year, our event grew to include Santa hosting a skating party at the Waterhouse Center.

On the ice he was joined by “Kenny Bear” the mascot, “Salty Pete” the mascot and elves Samantha, Megan and Melissa. After a beautiful skating program the public was invited to join in on the fun. We are happy to make this addition to our event a yearly tradition.

In order to make this a reality each year, we extend our gratitude to the crews of Kennebunk Light and Power for their continuous work installing and maintaining all of the tree lights in our downtown. It goes without saying that the cooperation from the Kennebunk Police Department, Kennebunk Public Works Department and the donations of time and talent by local elves is very important.

We truly appreciate Larry McIntire and Max for providing Santa’s ground transportation.

Linda Johnson
Kennebunk Downtown Committee

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