Thank you for Scholarship Gifts
The Rumford Performing Arts Committee extends a hearty thank you to the individuals, the businesses, and the organizations of the surrounding area who gave such huge support to the Jane Holt deFrees Scholarship Fund on Saturday night, Nov. 13. It was a wonderful evening of truly fine music, audience dancing, and an exciting Chinese Auction of -- gift certificates, a Mount Desert vacation home week, a one-carat pink tourmaline, andf a large child's quilt.
Money donations were generous, both in the auditorium "donation jar" and because of early advertising -- those that arrived many weeks before the evening itself. Incredibly (and happily), they continue to arrive by mail. As I write, $1,500 has been received by the Maine Community Education Foundation for the scholarship; "early-bird" donations ($2,616) were sent in the first week of November. The total from many people and many places requires another thank you to Bethel, Hanover, Rumford Center, Rumford, Mexico, Peru, Carthage, Dixfield, South Paris, and Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Washington, DC.
A special hug to the Coos Canyon band for such an extraordinary night of music and comedy; the audience loved you. The selections of a decade of "hits," the harmonies, and the personalities were all stratospherically excellent. Top notch fun!