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Village Green Groundbreaking!


Library Foundation to Break Ground for Orono Village Green

Orono Village Green a gift to the Town of Orono

The Orono Public Library Foundation will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Thurs. June 9 at 11:35 a.m. for the Orono Village Green, according to capital campaign co-chairs Sarah Kenney and Brian Rahill. Donors to project as well as the public are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony, to take place on the front lawn of the Orono Public Library. Sargent Corporation of Stillwater is the contractor for the Orono Village Green.

Donors to Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green contributed $345,000 to support the project to transform the area directly behind the Orono Public Library into the Orono Village Green – a gift from the Orono Public Library Foundation to the Town of Orono. The Foundation has provided the funds to the town, and the town is overseeing the project.

During construction of the Orono Village Green, the area directly behind the library will be closed to the public, according to Library Director Laurie Carpenter. The Summer Concert series will be held at Webster Park.

In announcing the groundbreaking, Kenney and Rahill, President and Vice President respectively of the Orono Public Library Foundation said, “We extend our deep appreciation from the Foundation’s board and capital campaign committee to the 375 donors – individuals, families, foundations, businesses and service organizations that have contributed to make the Orono Village Green a reality.”


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