WATERVILLE — United Way of Mid-Maine recently hosted an evening at the Waterville Elks Club to celebrate its 2012-13 fundraising campaign.

According to a press release, Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Byrne shared the highlights of the campaign season which included the first annual beer and wine tasting fundraiser event held at Veilleux Funeral Home hosted by owners TJ and Kerry Smart.

Also showcased was the Prize Patrol, which included staff and volunteers who surprised Maria Cusick, the winner of grand prize trip valued at $3,000 sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, and Diane Hartwell, the winner of a flat screen TV donated by Fortin’s Home Furnishings.

The organization also honored outstanding businesses that show a high level of commitment and success with fundraising campaigns. The George R. Keller Award was presented to Inland Hospital, the Diamond Club Award was presented to Danny and Jane Bolduc, and Campaign Excellence Awards were presented to The Children’s Center, MaineGeneral, Moose River Lumber, Redington-Fairview General Hospital and Winslow Community Federal Credit Union.

Members of the 2012-13 United Way of Mid-Maine Campaign Cabinet were honored, they are: Mike and Debbie Byrne, Century 21 Surette, campaign co-chairs; Jeremiah Anderson, Alcom; Michael Barrett, United Way of Mid-Maine board member; Jane Bolduc, Century 21 Land & Lakes; Danny Bolduc, Higgins & Bolduc, George Coleman, United Way of Mid-Maine board member; Dr. Barbara Covey, MaineGeneral; Alan Duplessis, Jackman Business Leader; Chris Gaunce, Central Maine Motors; Kevin Joseph, Joseph’s Market; Cory King, Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce; Sheryl Milliard, retired; Kerry Smart, Veilleux Funeral Home; Karen Van Orman, Sappi Fine Paper; Tracy Warren, Kennebec Savings Bank; and Barbara Woodlee, KVCC.

The evening was topped off with musical entertainment provided by Michael Reny.

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