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Wells Pavilion

 

Summer 1999 - Wells Rotary Pavilion

 

This facility for all was conceived and constructed by the Wells Rotary Club at the Wells Harbor Park.  This project was made possible by labor, gifts and generous donation by the people of Wells.  With running water, electricity and picnic tables this 30' x 60' beautiful facility compliments our beautiful Hope Hobbs Gazebo by offering comfortable convenient amenities.  The  cement floor and overhead shelter makes it an ideal picnic location close to the Wells Harbor mariner and nearby children playground.

 

Wells Activity Center

 

With Bob Jorgensen's vision of an activity center in Wells, Maine, our Rotary Club set to the task of completely refurbishing the "Old Grange Hall."   Since 1996 Wells Rotarians have donated 3,600 to 4,400 hours of sweat equity.  The building is now used for community activities and a teen center as well as a meeting place for other civic organizations.  Some of the larger projects in the building were transformed by replacing all floors and windows.  The walls and ceiling were studded, insulated and paneled.   The major financial support came from R. Jorgensen and the Forbes Foundation and including ten other donors.

 

Blankets to Bosnia  

December 1997

 

Care package of 1,200 blankets rode in fine style aboard Air Force One.  The special delivery is the result of three parts hard work and dedication, one part seasonal serendipity.  The Wells Rotary Club launched its Bosnia Winter Relief Project about four months prior, collecting blankets and money to buy blankets from manufacturers, businesses and individuals in York County and across the state.  Blankets were welcome in a country with an unforgiving climate as that in Northern New England.  After calls to the White House, as well as to the offices of the state's congressional delegation, Bridget Burns won permission to ship the blankets with President Clinton's entourage.  She and William Bassett, arranged for the blankets to be shipped to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, DC.  The blankets were received in Sarajevo by Care International , who coordinated the distribution of winter relief products.