|Boy Scout Troop 800 serve ice cream|
The community of Raymond showed up in a big way to show their gratitude for the investment that the soldiers are making in our community at the Raymond Elementary School.
“Our students welcomed the soldiers with hundreds of cards of thanks and pictures that they have been making all spring,” stated Allisa Messer, organizer of the event and the new playground efforts. “The soldiers have graciously taught the kids about the equipment and some of the process of what it is taking to create the new safe and secure playground for them. They even had a little fun on the last day of school by spraying the kids with their water truck hose!”
With the generous donations from: The Dugout, Gifford's Ice Cream, Dairy Queen in Windham, Hannaford, Reny's, Walmart, and the Rotary; the Ice Cream Social was held on the playground site on that Sunday afternoon to say thank you.
Raymond Boy Scout Troop 800 was gracious enough to step forward and serve our military members and their families, as well as community members who had come to offer their gratitude and see the progress the military has made. A big thank you to the Maine National Guard for not only serving our country, but investing in our town and making a difference in our kids’ lives!