The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club seeks volunteer drivers, plans to match donations for the Magic Lantern Innovation Lab, seeks golfers for a tournament, and plans a trail cleanup.
The club is looking for two temporary drivers to assist with home deliveries for the Harrison Food Bank. Qualified drivers should be strong and healthy with an SUV or pickup, large enough to hold six to eight banana boxes filled with food. Pickup is at the Harrison Food Bank, and delivery is to households in Norway, Oxford and Paris.
For more information, email Rotarian Carol Madsen at [email protected].
Magic Lantern Innovation Lab
Meanwhile, the club vowed to match the first $10,000 in donations from individuals, businesses and nonprofits in the Lakes Region. Although the club’s campaign was focused on July and August, the match will continue into September, until that target number is reached.
Rotarian and Chef Nicholas Orgo hosted a fundraiser at Stella’s on the Square in Bridgton for the Magic Lantern Project on Aug. 28 preceding Music on Main St. $900 was raised that night and $700 came to Rotary during the following days. “All $1,600 will be matched by Rotary,” said Dave Barker, Rotary’s Magic Lantern project manager, according to a news release from the Rotary.
Golfers sought for tournament
The club plans to host its 12th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. “The Sponsorship banner is at Muddy River Signs. We are so pleased with those who stepped up to help us by sponsoring our biggest fundraiser of the year. Now we want golfers. Registration forms are on … lakeregionrotary.com, or contact me at [email protected]” said Lisa Ryan, tournament chair. “Join us as foursomes, or we will match you up with others the morning of the event.”
Cleanup along Stevens Brook Trail set
The club plans to host a major fall cleanup of the Stevens Brook Trail on Saturday, Sept. 25. For more information about the time and locations of the cleanup, email Madsen at [email protected]. “We are planning this in anticipation of an historic walk in October along the part of the trail with a rich mill history. But the 25th event will be family oriented,” said Madsen, who chairs the club’s Environmental Committee.
More information is also available at lakeregionrotary.com or the Club’s Facebook Page.