Presidents' Newsletter

August 2019

I can't believe we are already heading to mid August. Before you know it the kids are heading back to school.

However, this doesn't slow the Council of Beaches down. We are still active in many programs throughout Westbrook and will continue to do so.

We have awarded our Scholarship to a wonderful young lady from Westbrook High School Ingrid Bowman.

The Council has also donated funding to two Boy Scouts who are working on their Eagle Badges by doing civic project here in town that will benefit many.

Our Allieviating Hunger program has been very active and continues to make a difference in our community.

Super successful Stuff a Cruiser netted over 450 lbs of food. It went to the Food Pantry to serve those locally. 

Currently we can use your help in working the Garden at the YMCA. This time of year we start the Harvesting of our crops to be provided again to the Food Pantry which is at St. Mark's Church and distributed fresh. You can just show up and sign in under the COB 8:30-9am on Tuesdays. Only takes about an hour with enough help. Grab a friend and head over to the Y. Gloves and old clothes. You may get just a little dirty. Nothing that "Tide "can't get out.

Help could also be used in sorting donations Tuesdays at noon at St. Marks.

We do have a plan to add another Stuff a Cruiser event around Thanksgiving with clothing. More to Come.

The Economic Round Table has been active as well and working with Westbrook High School Career/College Readiness Coordinator Leslie Carson. This group is helping to provide our students with a great advantage for their future and will also benefit our community in the long run hopefully bringing their skills and input back home.

Overall, It's been a very busy summer so far here in Westbrook. We have accomplished quite a bit and will continue to do more.

As you can see that just because our name has Beaches in it. We are not just about the beach areas. We are for ALL the Town . We are all neighbors helping neighbors.

We are constantly working to improve the quality of life here in Westbrook and will continue to do so with your support.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.

Pat Marcarelli

President Westbrook Council of Beaches