Dear Editor:
Over the weekend of March 17, teams from St. George, Rockland, Thomaston, Camden and Cushing participated in the 22nd annual Mussel Ridge Hoops Tournament. This year’s event was a huge success as usual and would not have been possible without the collective efforts of many, many individuals and businesses. I would like to thank the following for their selfless contributions that allowed over 80   3rd and 4th graders to experience first-rate competition and hospitality, while raising over $4,000 for the St. George Recreation Boosters, who support recreational offerings for the young people of St. George.

Thank you:   St. George Town Office staff, particularly Patty St. Clair and Beth Smith; St. George School staff, particularly Jan Letourneau, Randy Elwell, Cheryl Worthing, Darci Morris-Chickering and Janet Harjula; St. George Recreation Committee and Boosters—Raymie Upham, Meghan Benner, Craig Gauthier, Joanna Montgomery, Gary Minery, Missy Gill, Ann Hoppe, Summer Ward and Cassie Kilbride;  community members  Cindy Hall, Davin Putansu, Dan Miller, Tracy Leavitt, Peter Henderson, Tim Hoppe, Michael Cushman;  and innumerable people who donated food or their time to help.  Thanks to business sponsors:  The Black Harpoon, Beckett’s Auto Service, Wa2Much Trucking, LKC Lobster, Greg Holmes Snowplowing, Superior Bait and Salt, Maine Coast Petroleum, Brooks Trap Mill, The Miller Family,  St. George Realty, Port Clyde Co-Op, Maritime Farms Deli, J.K. Kalloch, G.C. Minery Plumbing and Heating, F/V White Lightning, Mainely Boats, Jeff’s Auto Body and Restoration,  Hammer Down Construction, Falla and Sons Surveying, Justin Long Inc, First National Bank, Hoppe’s Tree Service, Puffins’ Nest, Ponderosa Motor Services, St. George Community Sailing, St. George Property Maintenance, J.D. Miller Construction, Monhegan Boat Lines, Port Clyde Kayak, Harbor Builders, TJ’s Lite Excavation, DJ Dan Miller, Ponderosa Playland Child Care, Lorraine Construction, Ocean Pursuits, The Sugar Tree, Linda Bean Lobster,  Perle Photography, and Maine Printing.   Finally, a thank you to the players, coaches and fans for their efforts. What a great team effort by all involved.

Ben Vail
St. George Parks and Recreation Director

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