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Limestone Recreation Department and MSSM complete Mark Brewer Memorial Disc Golf Course project, celebrate with grand opening

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Attached image: L-R Cyndi Trapnell (MSSM), Jo Ellen Kelly (Healthy Aroostook), and Sara Shaw (Limestone Recreation Department).

Limestone, ME, October 24, 2013 – The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) and the Limestone Recreation Department unveiled the Mark Brewer Memorial Disc Golf course at an afternoon ceremony Thursday, October 24, 2013.

During the grand opening Natasha Brewer, wife of the course’s namesake, threw the first disc. The majority of the construction was completed by Loring Job Corps, where Mark Brewer was the longtime construction instructor.

“Mark Brewer unexpectedly passed away just prior to the construction of the course, and because of his dedication to his students and his excitement for this project, we wanted to dedicate the course to him,” said Sara Shaw, Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Limestone.

Shaw went on to share that Mark Brewer was a mentor to his students, inspiring them to complete the work that he began on the disc golf course. Brewer’s passing deeply affected the Job Corps community and the completion of the disc golf project was a way in which his students could pay homage to their former instructor, an individual devoted to his community, working with local youth, and overcoming challenges.

Also contributing to the construction of the course were Brooker Construction, Northern Athletic Supply, and Gervais Fencing.

The Limestone Recreation Department and MSSM collaborated on the project and together applied for a grant from Healthy Aroostook, receiving nearly $1000. After the grand opening, the course will be open for public use. There is no fee for using the course. Discs can be rented from the Recreation Department with a refundable deposit.

The course is located behind the Limestone Community School (LCS). Individuals wishing to use the course can park in the parking lot near the LCS playground. For further information or to rent discs contact the Limestone Recreation at: (207) 325-4791 or (207) 551-1204.

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is a tuition-free, public, residential high school that enrolls students from across the state and serves over 600 students each year through its academic and summer offerings. Opened in 1995, the school provides high school students a rigorous, student-centered curriculum that emphasizes the connections between math, science, and humanities, and culminates in opportunities for authentic research. MSSM’s summer camps inspire Maine middle school students to explore their passions for science, math, engineering, and technology. MSSM also provides professional development opportunities for educators.

In 2013, U.S.News and World Report ranked the Maine School of Science and Mathematics the best public high school in New England. For more information about MSSM, please visit the school’s website at www.mssm.org or contact (207) 325-3303.