BANGOR - Each year the Greater Bangor Conventions and Visitors Bureau honors those who contribute to making the region vibrant. And over the next few weeks we will showcase each of the 2014 award winners, beginning with the recipient of the impact award.
In a city that's often buzzing with street-side events by day and rocking entertainment by night, its unlikely that your first guess for a tourism award would be the local police department.
"Yeah we were shocked," says Lt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department.
But the GBCVB, credits much of the success of local events to the men and women in blue.
"Any event that happens in city limits, Bangor PD has there fingers in it in some way shape or form," Kerrie Tripp, Executive Director of the GBCVB says, "whether or not it's out there in the public is a different story but they are there and they are helping to make sure that what we do is smooth."
From the folk festival to the area's first-ever beer fest, Tripp says the Bangor PD works tirelessly to ensure that even big dreams can become reality. It's not often the Bangor Police Department is recognized for their work behind the scenes, but it's an honor their happy to accept.