On Friday, July 15, Bangor Savings Bank presented a check for $5,000 to the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. The check was presented by BSB Camden Branch Manager, Jo Geddis, and Business Banking Officer, Skip Bates.

“Camden is where ‘the mountains meet the sea,’ said Geddis in a news release, who also serves as a board member of the newly formed Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce. “We think that supporting the Snow Bowl is important.”

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997 to help fulfill the bank’s commitment to improving community life in Maine. Through sponsorships and grants, Bangor Savings reinvests more than $1 million annually in Maine communities.

“We believe that the Ragged Mountain project is a cornerstone of the Midcoast economy,” said Bates in a news release. “People live in Maine because of the environment. The Snow Bowl is a gateway to outdoor recreation. Improving the facility will make it accessible to people of all ages, in all seasons. We expect it to attract visitors and year-round residents, strengthening the economy and making this an even better place to live.”

The Ragged Mountain Recreation Area is home to the Camden Snow Bowl and is working on a major plan to modernize the lodge and trail systems. According to committee President Bob Gordon, the committee has raised $2.1 million towards an overall goal of $6.5 million. The Redevelopment Committee is committed to developing an all-season facility to serve the community, utilize local natural resources, and to serve as a catalyst for expanded economic activity. Receiving the check on behalf of the organization were committee members Bob Gordon, Mort Strom, and Camden Snow Bowl General Manager, Jeff Kuller.