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Rotarians volunteer at Juniper Ridge Landfill Open House

A group of 11 Old Town Rotarians assisted at the Juniper Ridge Landfill Open House on Saturday, Oct. 7.  Rotarian Wayne Boyd is general manager of Casella Waste Systems, which operates the landfill.

The Rotarians had two primary tasks--assisting the caterer, Steve's Stagecoach Express, by cooking french fries, and greet incoming visitors, including directing traffic, telling people where to park, and handing out raffle tickets for drawings that were held during the open house.
 
In addition, we set up a Purple Pinkie table, where people attending the open house could donate $1 to support Rotary International's Polio Plus program, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide.  A total of $115 was raised for Polio Plus by people who had their pinkies painted purple.
 
Buggsy serves french fries as Linda and Stan cook more to feed happy customers.
 
Above: Stan loads a basket with french fries so Linda can cook them. 
Right photo: Rachael Peterson displays the cupcakes, which were provided by Stan's sister.
 
The french fry team included Linda Bryant, who cooked the french fries; Buggsy Bryant, who served them; Stan Peterson, who prepared baskets of fries for Linda to put in the deep fryer; Joe Cyr and Dave Wollstadt, who put the raw potatoes through a machine that sliced them into fries; and Peter Bosse, who helped direct traffic around the serving area.
 
The greeters included Doug Marchio, Pat Cummings, Steve Johnston, and (later in the day) Peter Bosse.
 
The Purple Pinkie crew included Ben Smith, Steve Russell, and Tamara Saarinen, along with Mike Timpson, a member of the Bangor Rotary Club (noontime).
 
In addition, Rachael Peterson and some of her OTHS art students did face painting for children (and adults, too) who attended the open house.
 
Tamara and Ben with Purple Pinkie donors.
 
Steve, Tamara, Mike Timpson, and Ben display their purple pinkies.
 
 
It was a beautiful day.  Above, the open house area as seen from the top of the landfill, which was also a good place to view the fall foliage.