Sangerville's Veterans Memorial Park is getting a makeover with the help from those who live in the community.
Jason Higgins a park and rec committee member says "we really wanted to do something that was more geared towards all members of the community. The young kids to the older seniors of the town. So we thought having a big multi purpose field and a gazebo were two really great items to really bring the community together."
The idea to expand the wells farm came about in 2013, but the town needed the money to do it. This summer they raised $100,000 in cash donations and in kind labor. Higgins said "back when the town turned 200 years there was some money left over about $14,000 left over, and the citizens of the town voted to allow us to use that money to build the gazebo."
It's been a great community effort, they've even had retired folks come down during the day and drive their bulldozer. Roy Lemieux a volunteer says "it's good to see all the young people come together out here and to see something real successful happen."
Not only do they have a huge soccer field that can also be used as an outdoor movie facility. The gazebo will hold concerts throughout the summer "there's several different ideas and the big thing is bound to do it all and get some sponsors and volunteers to help us."
The Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union is sponsoring their first community concert which is taking place this Saturday at 4pm.
"We're really expect two to three hundred people to come out and sort of celebrate with us all the hard work that it took to build this."