letter to the editor

Thanks to all for a great race

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 3:00pm

Dear Editor:

Saturday, July 27 was a great day for a road race! Over 150 participants laced up their sneakers and participated in the 10th annual Lobster Roll 5K. Thanks to all the participants who came out to get some exercise.

Thanks to all the businesses and individuals for sponsoring this year’s race. Gold Sponsors: First Federal Savings & Loan, J. Edward Knight Company, Water’s Edge Events, Linekin Bay Resort, Barnes Custom Window Treatments and the Seahawk Track & Field and Cross Country Boosters. Silver Sponsors: Lincoln Health, Scully Sea Products, Colby & Gale, Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Ames True Value. Bronze Sponsors: Shannon’s Unshelled, Southport Island Marine, Sweet Bay, Maine & Ivy, the Knickerbocker Group, Tidewater Construction, Robinson’s Wharf, Brown’s Wharf, Good ’N You, Pier 1 Pizza, E. A. Giles & Sons, Jana Caldwell and J. H. Russell, Joan and Geoff Chatterton, and Medea and Bruce Harris. Community Sponsors: Gray Homestead Oceanfront Campground, Bayside Inn, Blake’s Boatyard, and Lauri and Tom Perkins.

Thank you to the following businesses who donated raffle items or assisted in getting equipment, supplies, water, and food – Harbor Realty, Brady’s, Balmy Days Cruises, Kaler’s Restaurant, Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Downeast Candy Store, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Hannaford, Spruce Point Inn and Brown’s Wharf Inn.

Thanks to Larry Brown and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for arranging the use of the Lincoln County digital sign. Thank you to Sgt. Pat Higgins, Officers Beck, Brown, Chryplewicz, Snyder, Upham, and traffic officer Jim Powers for working with the 30+ volunteer community members to direct runners and motorist and help make it a safe race.

Thank you to Boothbay Harbor Public Works crew who put out traffic cones that also helps with safety. Thank you to talented artist Dodie Saucier for creating our always popular buoy trophies for the overall first and second place finishers. Thank you to all of the adult and youth volunteers who worked registration, course set-up, cleanup and sold T-shirts. Thank you to David Benner and crew for helping get tables, chairs, and cones for registration.Thank you to the Boothbay Register for covering the race. And thank you to the motorists who practiced patience as participants traveled the course.

Lobster Roll 5K Race Committee

Liz Giles-Brown