Winners drawn for annual trap tree raffle

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jan 02, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham At center, Rockland Main Street Inc. Executive Director Gordon Page holds the two winning tickets drawn Jan. 3. The winners get a choice of either 50 of the specially made traps that comprise the Lobster Trap Tree or $2,250. Joining Page, from left, are Stephen Brooks, owner of Brooks Trap Mill; Jake Miller, president of RMSI; Niki Dabrio-Janczura of First National Bank; Sean Fogarty of Brooks Trap Mill; and Alli Young of Camden National Bank.

Rockland — The drawing of the winning tickets for the Lobster Trap Raffle took place Jan. 3 in Mildred Merrill Park in Rockland.

Two winning tickets were drawn from 250 sold, giving the winners a choice between 50 of the specially made lobster traps or $2,250 cash.

One additional ticket was entered as part of a fundraiser, according to Rockland Main Street Inc. Executive Director Gordon Page.

Brandon Yeaton of Cushing opted for the lobster traps. He purchased his ticket at First National Bank. Matt Ripley of South Thomaston chose the cash. He purchased his ticket at Camden National Bank.

Several members of Rockland Main Street Inc. joined representatives from the participating ticket sales outlets for the snowy raffle ceremony.

Page phoned the winners from the site, and explained the third winning option would be to have traps of different color and size, but equal value, made by Brooks. Each trap is valued at $75, according to Stephen Brooks, owner of Brooks Trap Mill of Thomaston.

The Lobster Trap Tree and the Lobster Trap Raffle are part of the overall production of Rockland Main Street's annual Festival of Lights promotion, sponsored again this year by The Island Institute.

Brooks Trap Mill provided the lobster traps and sold raffle tickets, as did other organizations, including Camden National Bank, Hamilton Marine, First National Bank, Rockland Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Archipelago and Grasshopper Shop of Rockland.

Winners drawn for specialty traps
(Video by: Beth A. Birmingam and Tyler Southard)
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