Another memorable summer in Bucksport

Dear Editor:

We concluded the 2019 Wednesday On Main season last week the same way we began … with a crowd of happy people enjoying fun, music and fellowship in a great downtown Bucksport space.

It’s been a wonderful summer, showcasing exceptionally talented players and singers. Puppeteers filled The Alamo with joyous children’s laughter. We went gaga over authentic flamenco dance and the gospel according to Aretha. And we experienced a moving, powerful tribute to our papermaking community. None of this could have been brought to Bucksport without the generous financial support of sponsors and grant funders, and donations from those attending our events. And some folks were regretfully turned away at the door because of sold out performances. To those, I offer my sincerest apologies and my thanks for your good and gracious natures!

Year-round and summer visitors from in and out of the town, county and state joined us, some every week, and we are so grateful for your enthusiasm and support. This was our fifth year of bringing live events to Bucksport’s Main Street every Wednesday during the summer, and it wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of our faithful volunteers who hung banners, moved chairs and ladders, distributed a zillion posters and submitted info to countless community calendars, counted heads, made delicious shortbread, helped with grant writing, managed our website, took photos and so much more. And a big thank you to the local merchants and businesses who have been behind us every step of the way, every year. Our attendance was up, the programs were great and we’re beginning to plan our strategy for next year.

So, thank you one and all. This amazing community has been so strong and positive since 2014, when everything changed, and we’re all so proud to be part of Bucksport.

Looking forward.

Paula Kee, chairwoman

Bucksport’s Wednesday On Main

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