2016-10-28 / Community

Funds from WinterFest go to worthy cause

Bath Savings Institution was honored recently at a dedication ceremony at Fort Williams Park for its role in helping replace the flagpole at Portland Head Light. A portion of the proceeds from the major sponsorship of South Portland WinterFest 2016 paid for the newly installed flagpole. WinterFest is an annual partnership event between the city of South Portland and Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth.

“We are proud to be part of the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth communities,” said Anne Marie McCoubrey, vice president and branch manager at Bath Savings 225 Ocean St. branch. “And what an honor it is to have our name be a part of the flagpole at Portland Head Light.”

“WinterFest would not be the same without Bath’s involvement,” said Tony Wagner, past WinterFest chairman. “A spot like this, which is meticulously maintained by the citizens of Cape Elizabeth, deserves to fly its flags on a showplace structure like this new pole. Bath Savings Institution helped make it happen.”

WinterFest 2017 is scheduled for Jan. 27-28. Annual WinterFest sponsorships and advertising pays for the event and 100 percent of the surplus is dedicated to charitable program activities. Local projects supported include: scholarships to South Portland and Cape Elizabeth graduating seniors; scholarships for low income South Portland students summer camp; sponsorship of Rotary Interact Clubs in area high schools; and veterans initiatives.

Businesses or individuals interested in getting involved in WinterFest 2017 should email winterfest@sp-ce-rotary.org.

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