Scholarship Raffle

Many Thanks to our  MARJIE WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP donors!

Proceeds fund participation in the Governor’s Conference on Tourism by Maine hospitality students.

 

RAFFLE ITEMS:

Traditional Micmac Handcrafted Brown Ash Pack Basket

Value $350

Micmac basketmaker Richard Silliboy has been harvesting ash and weaving potato baskets, pack baskets, and other traditional styles for decades. Historically, these baskets were used by the Micmac people to store and transport food, and to carry their belongings when they navigated to a different location.

Growing up in Houlton, Maine, Richard’s mother taught him basketmaking and he continues to keep this traditional art alive through his own work and sharing his knowledge with others. Richard is a Tribal Council member of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

 

Maine Huts & Trails – A True Maine Woods Experience

Value $600

Strike out into the legendary terrain of the western Maine mountains! You’ll spend the day exploring along an 80-mile system of trails and waterways; hiking, biking, paddling or skiing to an off-the-grid backcountry lodge. Arrive in time for a locally-sourced dinner, and enjoy an impressive selection of Maine micro-brews or wine. Spend the evening relaxing in front of the fire before settling in to your bunkroom for the night.

Includes: shared lodging for 4 adults for 1 night, and 3 meals per person during full-service season. No restrictions.

 

WoodenBoat School – Traditional Maine Learning Experience

Value $800

       

For 37 years, the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine has been one of the leading wooden boat building learning centers in the world. They have been teaching students of all ages about the tradition of fine craftsmanship of boats. Courses range from the Fundamentals of Boat Building to Elements of Boat Design to Building your own canoe, dory or Maine Coast Peapod. The school also has extensive offerings in their Learn to Sail Program and Marine Craft courses. The 64-acre saltwater campus on the coast of Maine provides outstanding instructors, great food, like-minded souls from around the world and a collection of boats to enjoy on the waterfront.

Includes: $800 Gift Certificate towards course/workshop

 

Inn by the Sea and Maine Foodie Tour – Portland Foodie Experience

Value: $450.00

Enjoy one night in luxury at Inn by the Sea with a culinary tasting tour of Portland, selected USA’s foodiest small town by Bon Appetit. Portland boasts fresh seafood and lobster, artisanal cheeses and handcrafted beer, fabulous restaurants and award winning chefs. Get a taste of it all with a 2 ½ hr. jaunt through the working waterfront with Maine Foodie Tours. Visit the city’s best purveyors, learn a little about the city’s history enjoying tastings as you weave through the scenic Old Port.

Includes: One night stay at Inn by the Sea and a Maine Foodie Tour for two. Some blackout dates.

 

BikeMaine – Pathway to the Peaks

Value: $550.00

BikeMaine is a fully-supported tour held in mid-September, the prime time to cycle in New England. The days are still warm, the nights are comfortably cool, and a hint of fall color is just beginning to appear on the trees.

Cyclists pedal an average of 55 miles per day along moderately challenging terrain on uncrowded, quiet roadways, through small towns rich in local culture.

Spend a ½ week in September with BikeMaine and discover the “pathway to the peaks” and experience spectacular natural beauty along specially curated daily routes paired with welcoming host communities and, of course, the freshest and tastiest food Maine has to offer.

 

Rough & Tumble Handbag*

Value $300

The Train Pack is a cross body + shoulder + backpack made of super soft leather. The Rough & Tumble collections emphasize a feeling of rugged and understated luxury. With less than two percent of handbags being made in America, Rough & Tumble is at the very beginning of change! The STUDIO STORE is located on Main Street in downtown Norway and the FLAGSHIP STORE is located in Portland.

* Bag not exactly as shown.

 

Chilton Artisan Shaker Bench

Value $415

Chilton’s Artisan Shaker Bench is elegant in its understated simplicity. Built using traditional mortise and tenon joinery, with legs dovetailed directly into the seat, this bench is built to last and to pass down for one generation to the next. Protected with a traditional oil and wax finish. Crafted in Maine from solid cherry.