Camden man joins Appalachian Trail friends group
Augusta — The Maine Appalachian Trail Club announces the formation of The Friends of the A.T in Maine, a committee whose goal is to promote and support MATC’s mission of maintaining and rebuilding 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
The Friends of the A.T. in Maine will plan and host public events that shine the spotlight on both the trail and the volunteer trail work performed by members of MATC. Founded in 1935, MATC is an all-volunteer, donor-supported nonprofit boasting more than 500 members in Maine and across the country.
The Friends of the A.T. in Maine Committee comprises Lester Kenway of Bangor and committee chair; Tony Barrett of Harpswell; Ann Clark of Windham; Larry Clark of Windham; Rebecca Clark of Windham; Ron Dobra of Greenville; Douglas Dolan of Hollis Center; Laura Flight of Readfield; Tim Fortune of Camden; Lloyd Griscom of Phillips; Leslie Hahn of Portland; Donald K. Miskill, Jr. of Orrs Island; Ray Ronan of Gorham; Elsa Sanborn of Bangor; Dan Simonds of Rangeley and Milt Wright of Readfield.
"The Appalachian Trail and the Maine Appalachian Trail Club are some of the best kept secrets in Maine,” said Lester Kenway, president of MATC, in a news release. “With the formation of the Friends of the A.T. in Maine, we intend to bring good news about the Club and the A.T. to the people of Maine."
The first Friends of the A.T. in Maine event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Frontier Café in Brunswick. Maine outdoors writer, A.T. thru-hiker and MATC Trail Maintainer Carey Kish will present An Adventurous and Inspiring Evening Along the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Attendees are invited to meet Kish in the Café at 6:30 p.m. before his presentation at 7 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating in The Cinema Stage is limited to 85. While attendees are strongly urged to sign-up in advance by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the MATC’s Facebook page, facebook.com/MaineATC Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve, general admission basis.
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club manages and maintains 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Founded in 1935, MATC is an all-volunteer, donor-supported nonprofit that welcomes new members and inspires respect for this natural treasure. Visit MATC at www.matc.org or on Facebook, www.FAcebook.com/MaineATC