Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:14

Sangerville's park gets a makeover Featured

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SANGERVILLE - One community is taking volunteering to a whole new level.

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."

 

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

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