Camden National donation completes bleacher fund

By Beth A. Birmingham | Aug 30, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Oceanside High School East's bleacher fund goal was realized Aug. 29 with a donation from Camden National Bank of $5,000. Shown, from left, are OHSE Booster Club treasurer Jeff Boggs, vice president Robert Lacasse, board member Suzanne Lacasse, Camden National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Dufour, sophomore athlete Reagan Billingsley, Booster Club President Greg Billingsley, Principal Renee Thompson, and athletic director Molly Bishop.

Rockland — A project that began as an idea last July was realized Aug. 29 with the final installment of funds for the new bleachers that grace the gymnasium at Oceanside High School East.

Camden National Bank presented the OHSE Boosters Club with a $5,000 check to complete the fundraising efforts.

"This is the fun part of my job," said Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer for Camden National Bank, in presenting the donation.

The bleachers — sporting the Mariners' colors of navy blue and light blue — replace the orange and yellow ones that had been in place since 2000. The 850-seat project cost $22,350 and was made possible by numerous fundraisers, donations and lots of hours of labor.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 30, 2014 19:57

It looks nice but I miss the Orange and Black . I'm happy for the youngsters that they have a nice facility.



Posted by: Deborah McKenney | Aug 30, 2014 11:11

Great job Oceanside Boosters !   It looks awesome.



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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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