Wow. What a fair.
Prior to purchasing the paper, I worked for 15ish years in resource development for non-profit and charity organizations. Part of my role involved volunteer recruitment and training. I was always in awe of the talent and dedication that would brighten my world. The first year we owned the paper my heart swelled. The level of volunteerism in our communities was unsurpassed.
Although many organizations are finding it tough bouncing back after the last two years – fundraising and volunteer recruitment being the two main hurdles, the level of excellence that occurred during the four days of the Orono Fair was beyond compare.