To celebrate their 175th anniversary, S.W. Collins gave back
SW Collins in Presque Isle helped out three local organizations last week- all part of the company's 175th anniversary, which they're celebrating by giving back.
The company is donating 20 thousand dollars to local causes throughout the year in each of the five communities where their stores exist.
The stores in Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, and Lincoln will each have one thousand dollars to distribute per quarter to three community causes.
For the first quarter, the Presque Isle store was contributing to the Washburn Rotary Club, Homeless Services of Aroostook, and the Frontier Heritage Association.
Larry Harrison of the Washburn Rotary Club is excited for this funding- as it's going to go towards bringing the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall to Washburn this summer.
Two groups hosted an event on Saturday, with the singular goal of helping those in need. Kathy McCarty was there and has more on who was involved and what took place.
Firefighters donned waterproof gear to take part in the annual Fireman's Muster. The event was hosted by the Fort Kent Fire Department. The Fire Chief says this year was a particularly special year for the department, which turned 100. The anniversary coincided with Fort Kent's 150th anniversary. Firefighters took part in the town's parade, before heading off to take part in the muster.
Keep your eyes to the sky, as the annual Perseid (Purr-see-id) Meteor Shower will peak overnight.
The planetarium director of the Francis Malcolm Science Center says it's always worth looking up when there's a meteor shower, since you never know if you might be lucky and see a spectacular one!