A giveaway event with heart

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 12:30pm

“A wonderful, caring community….” That was the reaction of one of the many people who came to the Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation’s ‘give away’ event on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Cap’n Fish’s Motel.

To make way for a public park the motel will be razed. We wanted nothing to go to waste therefore everything was to made available to the community. Items to be included on a ‘first come, first served’ basis were: mattresses and box springs, night stands, mirrors, pictures, drapery, desks and chairs, linen, bedspreads, irons and ironing boards, director’s chairs, some outdoor furniture, and many miscellaneous items.

Thankfully much was taken and from the many smiles and waves goodbye all was appreciated. The remaining items not taken on Saturday will go down to Portland to help newly arrived immigrant families.

To accomplish this we had the help of a vast array of volunteers -  police to help direct traffic; the sheriff’s office providing Twin Bridges inmates doing public service to help with the heavy lifting; members of the BHWP Board and Advisory Committee providing coffee and donuts along with pizza and soft drinks for lunch; and in addition Rotary Club members and scores of others.

We are a community with diverse needs and we hope that this event was of help in some small way. It should serve as just another reminder to all of us of what a wonderful place in which we live—a place where people care for one another!

Subbing Editor’s note: This is the full submitted article that appears as an abbreviated letter to the editor in the Nov. 28 edition. Apologies to the BHWP.