NEWRY, Maine — Sunday River is proud to donate $13,685 to the Sunday River Region Charitable Fund thanks to the proceeds from its weekend-long 50th Birthday celebration which included a food festival, fireworks and live entertainment. Within an hour of opening its doors, the resort sold well over 900 tickets valued at $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
“Sunday River’s 50th Birthday Party was possible thanks to the enormous support of our area businesses and restaurants,” said Dana Bullen, General Manager for Sunday River. “Each donated their product and time to be part of the celebration and to be able to donate $13,685 back into the community is a sign of the event’s success.”
Fifteen area businesses and restaurants including Gringo Harry’s, The Matterhorn, Liam’s Restaurant, S.S. Milton and The Phoenix House & Well set up food and drink stations throughout South Ridge Lodge to create an indoor food festival. Fire dancers and fireworks lit up the evening sky above, while live music by Dave Matthews tribute band One Sweet World kept the party going well into the evening.
The Sunday River Region Charitable Fund is a fund at the Maine Community Foundation and allocates money twice a year in April and October to cultural, community service and other organizations that request grants by submitting formal applications for specific projects. All requests to the Sunday River Region Charitable Fund must be submitted in writing by March 15 or September 15 each year to the Secretary, Sunday River Region Charitable Fund, Sunday River, P.O. Box 4500, 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 04261.
For more information on the Sunday River Region Charitable Fund visit www.sundayriver.com.