PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Construction may be complete on the Sargent Family Community Center, but the contractor who built it was back at the facility on Tuesday for a special meeting with city officials. Karl Ward, President and CEO of Nickerson and O'Day, of Bangor, is following up on a commitment he made while building the structure.
"When we were named the construction manager, we asked what kind of programs would happen here, and come to find out a lot of them happen with the youth of the region - the entire region, not just the city. That's where we focus our charitable giving. So at that time I announced to the then city manager we would like to make a pledge of $30,000 to help finance youth-related functions and activities here," says Karl Ward.