Last Friday, I drove north to the small yet sightly town of Bucksport, Maine. If you've never had the chance for a visit, it's one worth making. The views are just the start. The western bank of the Penobscot River is home to Maine's historic Fort Knox, and the grand Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
On top of the scenery, I had the chance to see artwork from local high school students. The town's local credit union, Seabord FCU, gave students the opportunity to submit pieces of work for a spring auto loan campaign. On Friday, the winning work of art was selected, and the winner will receive $150, and $100 toward their Class Fund.
Maine's small towns have a lot to celebrate!
Maine is home to a number of small towns, with over one hundred towns that have fewer than 1,000 residents. And Maine's talent stems from these small towns. With opportunities to showcase their work, like the art contest in Bucksport, Maine's young talent can thrive.
And Maine's talent can do great things! Just look at all of the well-known actors/actresses/writers/musicians/political figures from Maine: Anna Kendrick, Patrick Dempsey, Stephen King, Susan Collins, Andrew Taggart from The Chainsmokers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to name a few.
In small towns, it's important to support young talent. Seabord Federal Credit Union's art contest did just that. In a town that has suffered misfortune with the recent closing of the Bucksport paper mill, it's critical to continue to support young people because our state has a lot to offer!
Please share a comment if your town offers cool opportunities for students!