WHS Music Boosters thank supporters of textile drive

Post date: Mar 13, 2017 11:16:16 AM

The Wells/Ogunquit Music Boosters would like to extend a "HUGE thank you" to the entire community for supporting their recent Winter Weed-Out Textile Drive. This year, the Boosters gathered over 25,000 lbs. of goods (used clothing, shoes, bedding, etc.) for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England thereby generating $5,000 for the WHS Music Department’s journey to Music in the Parks in Williamsburg, Virginia this spring.

Organizer of this effort, Ashley Breton, indicated that the response to the drive was "overwhelming". She added that "folks came from all over York County” to donate.

"Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered their time to collect bags and load the trucks," commented Breton. "Also, thank you to Prime Storage in Wells for the use of a storage unit. This has been such a success and it will now become an annual event. So start saving those clothes for next year in February." Last year’s drive gathered 10 tons of used textiles raising $4,000 for the Winter Guard Team at WHS.

Music Boosters members and students pose for a photo at Prime Storage in Wells on February 28, 2017 after finishing the loading of the WHS “Band Van” with donated textile material. This school van had to be called into service because the Epilepsy Foundation trucks were already filled.