Letter to the editor: Steve Ryan and Sandy Patrick

Belfast Winter Whoopla workers were wonderful

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:45pm

We at the Belfast Area Chamber want to gush our thanks to all the wonderful people and organizations that helped with a fun 2019 Belfast Winter Whoopla this past weekend.  It took a lot of planning and a lot of execution to make so much happen all across the city.

Giant thanks to Norm at Belfast Parks and Rec for being there in every way.  Tremendous thanks to Kristine Wentworth for making so much of the Whoopla happen – Ice Ball, Chili Cook-Off, Corn Hole Tournament, marketing, sponsorships.

Thanks to Bridget and Waterfall Arts for all your graphics & marketing, and the fun “snowflakathon.”  Thanks to Lee and the team at Kids Unplugged for a cosmic Nerf Battle.  Thanks to Amanda and the Waldo County YMCA team for also being involved in so many things, and leading on the Pancake Breakfast, plus the Chili and Corn Hole.

Really big thanks to Paul & Rob at United Farmers Market for their generous support and flexibility.

Thanks to so many businesses who sponsored, notably Front Street Shipyard, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Bangor Savings Bank and Down East Credit Union, but also the Belfast Co-op & the Colonial for the free movies, and Smart DataMap Services for the cool online map.  And thanks to Waldo CAP/Midcoast Public Transportation for the shuttle service.

More thanks to the Cornerspring Montessori School, Little River Church, Game Loft, Coastal Mountain Land Trust, Journey to Health at WCGH and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for the fun indoor & outdoor activities!  And thank you to Our Town Belfast, Maine Celtic Celebration, Bella Books and Bennett’s Gems for your support.

And of course, to Mike Hurley for the Christmas Tree bonfire. 

Something this big takes a village, and we had a great one making this happen for Belfast!  We’re very lucky.
Steve Ryan and Sandy Patrick   
Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce