Thank you to the community who supported Waldoboro Toy Program

Posted:  Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:15pm

To the people of Waldoboro: 

As always, the people of Waldoboro have been amazingly generous. Even though I have done this many years, I am always impressed with how generous the people of Waldoboro are. This year’s Waldoboro Toy Program went very well, with a lot of help from you. As always, I feel very privileged to be part of such a wonderful and generous event. 

We provided toys, hats and mittens to 67 children (or 26 families) this year. We started the year with $6948.43 (as of November 2017) in the Waldoboro Toy Program account and we spent $478.68 on toys. We raised $2630.00. We earned $10.50 in interest for 2017. As of Jan. 10, 2018, we have $9,540.36. We will be issuing boot vouchers for children who need warm winter boots with what we have left in the account.

This year we had money donated in the name of Gordon and Dorothy Scott. Thank you to all the people who thought of the Waldoboro Toy Program in the name of their loved ones. 

I would like to thank the citizens of Waldoboro who helped make this year’s Waldoboro Toy Program come together successfully. I especially want to thank the many children who donated toys so that other children could have a better Christmas. My hat is off to you all. I would like to thank the following people and businesses for their donations: The United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Group, the Masons King Solomon’s Lodge, Meenagha Grange 555, Medomak Valley senior citizens, Charles C. Lilly Post 149 – American Legion, John and Susan Morris, Doris and Wallace Prock, Eleanor Smith, The Coastal Christian School students, The Medomak Middle School students, James Pyne, Margaret Smith, Bob Rengle, Bart Seavey, Shirley Woodcock, Mary Logue, The Maine Antique Digest employees, John and Pam Blamey, Naomi McPhee, Millard and Mary Carr, Rachel Genthner, Elaine Robbins, Alica Mortenson, Anna Carney, Ernest McDonald, The Women’s Club, Leona Farrin, Eleanor Durgan, Robert and Donna McNally, Linda Colbath, The Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers, The First National Bank, and Susan and Larry Jackson.

Lastly, I would like to thank Pam Rengle for all her valuable help and moral support. I would also like to thank the Waldoboro Fire Department, Waldoboro EMS and Waldoboro Public works for their assistance. If I missed anyone in the shuffle, I apologize and assure you that all the help was needed and greatly appreciated. 

As always, I was greatly impressed with Waldoboro’s generosity, caring and giving. Without your support this program would not be possible. Thank you. 

I hope the coming year brings prosperity, happiness and health to you all. 


Melody Tracy

Waldoboro Toy Program