BREWER/BANGOR/DEDHAM, Maine — The I-95 Classic Drive ran 9-10 a.m. Saturday from Maine Oxy in Brewer to NAPA Auto Parts in Ellsworth, where the Classic Car Show was held until 1 p.m. along with the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause ice cream truck. The CaPella-thon last Thursday and Friday on WWMJ I-95 Radio also raised contributions, all to be donated to Camp CaPella.
Total numbers have not been fully counted, though early numbers are close to $9,000. All donations collected from these activities will be matched dollar-for-dollar by this year’s LaVerdiere Matching Funds Challenge grant. Meanwhile significant contributions of more than $1,000 each have been made by Challenge Pacesetters People’s United Bank, Maine Oxy, the Bangor Letter Shop, Pleasant River Partners, the Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club, the Bangor Lions Club, the Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club and the Skowhegan Rotary Club.
Dana Mosher, executive director of Camp CaPella, voiced appreciation for these groups working together on behalf of the campers at Camp CaPella. “The I-95 Classic Drive and the Classic Car Show have joined together to make this one big fundraiser, thanks to the sponsors and promoters of these events.”
Located on Phillips Lake in Dedham, or Lucerne-in-Maine (12 miles from Bangor, 13 miles from Ellsworth), CampCaPella (www.campcapella.org) provides quality-of-life experiences for people with disabilities and their families.
An employee-owned company, Maine Oxy (www.MaineOxy.com) is New England’s leading provider of welding supplies and industrial and specialty gases.
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event programs. I-95 Radio (WWMJ, 95.7 FM) is a local radio station that plays classic hits in and around Brewer.
Available for any event or cause, Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause (www.icecreamforacause.com) ice cream truck attends local events to give out ice cream for free, in exchange for voluntary donations to benefit the cause or charity.