Satellite of West Bay Rotary raises $1,400 for charity

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 11:00am

by Satellite of West Bay Rotary 

West Bay Rotary’s Satellite Club hosted a Cornhole Tournament on September 26 and 28 teams registered to compete for the grand prize. They represented local businesses like Ducktrap River of Maine, Graffam Seafood, Allen Insurance and Financial and the Rotary clubs of Camden and West Bay. The event took place at the site of the former RES, now Shotwell Drive-In Theatre. Teams came from as far away as Winterport and Lincoln County. West Bay Rotarians competing included President Ken Gardiner, Tim and Lisa Dresser and Sandy Cox. Camden Rotarians included President Chris Richmond, Leni Gronros, Kim Graffam, and Stephanie French.

Tom Chester, West Bay Rotary member, served as master of ceremonies and DJ and led the contestants through a double-elimination bracket that lasted almost 3 hours. The bracket was designed by Satellite charter member Mark Bergelin. All teams were able to play at least 3 games. Food and beverage were provided by Flatbread of Rockport. Others volunteering at the event were charter Satellite members Shelly Butler, Cindy Allen (past chair), JP Fecteau (current chair), Peter Lindquist (vice-chair), Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, Abraham Dugal, (past chair) and Heidi Karod. Other volunteers included Paige and Reid Chester, Libby Schrum and Todd Williams. Members of the Midcoast Interact Club held a bake sale to raise money for their charitable activities. Interact is the organization of Rotary International that involves teens in community service. Midcoast Interact is based at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Sponsors included Ducktrap, Fitzy, LLC, Camden National Bank, First National Bank, Edward Jones, Allen Insurance and Financial and Camden Law.

Tara Murray and Todd Boynton won first prize, which allowed them to name the local charity to receive the approximately $1,400 proceeds from the event. The grand prize will be given to Area Interfaith Outreach of Rockland. Runner up was Team M&M (Mike and Mac Pierce) from Hope.

As a new group of Rotarians, we want to thank all of them and others who helped to make the event a successful fundraiser for the Satellite.