2015-08-07 / Front Page

Crowded Waterhouse



The Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk has been put to multiple uses since opening in October 2014, but it really made history this past week. On Thursday, July 30, nearly 1,100 people packed the site — overflowing onto Main Street, which was closed for the event — for a free concert staged by a Portland Symphony Orchestra ensemble in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Center (formerly The Senior Center). Then, on Saturday, Aug. 1, the Waterhouse Center came alive again to mark the 90th anniversary of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, with a classic car show and music from both the 207 jazz band and Chris Humphrey Big Band, among other festivities. The Waterhouse Center was made possible by a $1.5 million endowment created by Geraldine Waterhouse to foster youth activities. The center is used as a public skating rink during the winter months and has hosted many events since the snow melted, including the town’s first community yard sale. In March, it won the 2015 Facilities of Merit Award from the Maine Recreation and Parks Association. See more photos on the Kennebunk Post Facebook page. (Kevin A. Byron photos) The Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk has been put to multiple uses since opening in October 2014, but it really made history this past week. On Thursday, July 30, nearly 1,100 people packed the site — overflowing onto Main Street, which was closed for the event — for a free concert staged by a Portland Symphony Orchestra ensemble in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Center (formerly The Senior Center). Then, on Saturday, Aug. 1, the Waterhouse Center came alive again to mark the 90th anniversary of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, with a classic car show and music from both the 207 jazz band and Chris Humphrey Big Band, among other festivities. The Waterhouse Center was made possible by a $1.5 million endowment created by Geraldine Waterhouse to foster youth activities. The center is used as a public skating rink during the winter months and has hosted many events since the snow melted, including the town’s first community yard sale. In March, it won the 2015 Facilities of Merit Award from the Maine Recreation and Parks Association. See more photos on the Kennebunk Post Facebook page. (Kevin A. Byron photos)

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