The Houlton Maine Rotary Club has always been a civic service club that made the quality of life in the Southern Aroostook County so much brighter.
Usually the long list of financial contributions have been to youth oriented causes.
From new lighting, sound equipment at local school systems, to building a Houlton Maine outdoor musical amphitheatre, the new local little league base ball field complex.
Past year donations to Houlton Maine Regional Hospital's blood gas analyzers, mammography units and capital improvement campaigns have benefited all in Northern Maine.
This year's Rotary Radio, TV, Cable Auction has part of the fund raising efforts earmarked for the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Hilltop "Garage" project.
The Houlton Maine Rotary Club has been behind the
derby program since day one.
Funding cars, putting money in to the new derby hill project. Helping promote the race and many of its members having kids, helping drivers in the event to make it the nation's largest race five years running.
The structure on topside of Derby Hill plans call for a 25x25 building that will house the launch ramps, the materials from electronic eye timers, lane cones, sound system, light bars and announcer / judges tables materials.
A canopy to cover the racers set to enter a heat "A" and "B" phase helps during inclement weather and delays. It avoids the set up, tear down of a tent too. Houlton Maine's hill is one of a handful around the country and avoids setting up, removing a soap box derby car race course on a public way. No interuption to the local neighbors. See a race down derby hill. Watch the Houlton Rotary Club in action raising money for worthwhile Houlton Maine causes.
Maine, communities, connections that you only find in small towns with home grown volunteer effort.
There is nothing stronger than the heart of that volunteer passionate about where he or she lives.