Letter to the editor: Gratitude for all the Waldo County Window Dressers

Posted:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:30pm

More than 110 community and customer volunteers worked from Oct. 18 to Nov. 2 at the Belfast Boathouse to make Window Dressers interior storm windows for residents of Waldo County. We would like to express our huge gratitude to these generous folks who assembled frames, wrapped inserts, worked in the kitchen, and cleaned up the Boathouse. Their volunteer labor keeps costs down for everyone.

2017 is our sixth year making window inserts for residents of Belfast and Waldo County. This year we made 416 new inserts and rewrapped 37 older inserts. This brings our total since 2012 to well over 2700 new inserts helping our neighbors to stay warmer, save money on fuel, and reduce carbon emissions.

48 households received new inserts this fall. About 19 percent of our customers (who would not have been able to purchase inserts otherwise) were only asked to make a small voluntary donation for up to 10.

13 local businesses and organizations donated meals, gift cards, supplies or work crews to support our efforts. Special thanks go to the City of Belfast for allowing us to use the Belfast Boathouse and to the following for their generous support:

· Bank of America
· The Belfast Co-op
· Delvino's Grill and Pasta House
· The Dockside Family Restaurant
· Dunkin' Donuts Belfast
· Eat More Cheese
· Hannaford Supermarkets
· Harbor Walk Restaurant
· Midcoast Regional Re-entry Center
· Moonbat City Baking Co.
· Sweet Henrys
· Viking Lumber
· Waldo County Technical Center

Waiting lists are being created for 2018, so if you think you may be interested or you have questions please go to www.windowdressers.org or call 596-3073.

Corliss Davis, Local Coordinator

Steering Committee members: Neva Allen, Dean Anderson, Judy and David Beebe, Jerry and Mary Brand, Bill Colcord, Ernie Cooper, Mike Funke, Bruce Morehouse, John Terry, Liza Wheeler, Chris Wright