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Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance Rocks the Samoset

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.

To the Editor:

Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance Rocks the Samoset

On behalf of Trekkers, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in our most recent fundraising event, the Trekkers’ Valentine’s Day Dance held last Friday night at the Samoset Resort. The Knox County Ballroom was nearly filled to capacity with people dancing to the music of “Creatures of Habit.”

Special thanks go to Connie Russell, Stephen Ames and the staff at the Samoset Resort for the wonderful venue; Rick Johnson and “Creatures of Habit” for the dancing music; participating Trekkers’ families for selling tickets and bringing appetizers; and to the community for supporting Trekkers by attending this fundraiser.

We are also especially grateful to the following local business that made donations for the evening’s event: the Limerock Inn, Archipelago, the Wine Seller, the Craignair Inn, and Harborside Market. We encourage everyone to support these wonderful area businesses!

And, of course, we want to thank everyone who came to enjoy the event itself. We are grateful to the community for coming out to socialize with friends and dance to great live music, while raising money to support local students in the process. All proceeds for the dance directly benefit Trekkers’ students by offsetting their program costs for the year.

As Trekkers celebrates its 20th year of mentoring youth from the midcoast area, it is through the community’s support that we are able to achieve the Trekkers’ mission of connecting young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. With sincere appreciation I thank this wonderful community for its continued support.

Sincerely,

Don Carpenter, Executive Director

Trekkers, Inc.

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