Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 1, 2013
Penobscot East opens its doors as it celebrates a decade
Rosie Teverow, an intern with Penobscot East, discusses the creatures of the touch tank with interested children at Penobscot East’s 10th Anniversary event on Saturday, July 20.
by Jessica Brophy
Penobscot East Resource Center celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 20, with food, live music, tall tales and fireworks.
Community Liaison Holly Eaton said the event was a success, with an estimated 350 people coming through the doors at Penobscot East during the day or into the “Fishermen’s Tall Tales” event at Fisherman’s Friend that evening.
The fireworks were also a hit, said Eaton, who has heard “rave reviews.”
The event, while fun, introduced many new people to Penobscot East’s mission, she continued.
“It was an opportunity to engage people who know us and new people,” said Eaton. “People who understand our mission and people who had no idea.”
Many of those who came were local, and some were visitors.
“We really think it was a great way to kick off the next 10 years,” said Eaton.