Taste of the Lakes Region Event Adds February Fun

Ahhh, February. For many in Maine and New England, it’s that time of year when winter has started to grow old. The sky is grey, the snow is grey, and while the days are getting longer, it’s easy to miss warmer days and greenery. For those reasons and more, the Academy was happy to infuse some festivity into the February doldrums in thanks to the generous support of the Hancock Charitable Trust and other donors.

Bridgton Academy was pleased to be the recipient of a Hancock Charitable Trust grant earlier this winter. The purpose of this grant was to provide a special themed event for our students during a pandemic year, while also supporting local area businesses. The Taste of the Lakes Region event on campus was soon underway, featuring entrees, appetizers, and desserts from several area restaurants. In a year when it’s been difficult to bring our students out to eat at local establishments, this event allowed the Academy to bring local offerings right here to campus. And, with the support of Bridgton parents, the Academy was able to add even more to the event.

The Taste of the Lakes Region was held in the Academy’s Wolverine Den by student cohort. The young men came dressed up for the event, along with cohort faculty. Prior to their dinner, each student was given a menu of local restaurant entrees to choose from. Local appetizers, salads, drinks, and desserts were also provided. With door prizes and lots of laughs, it’s been a festive ‘outing’ on campus that our whole community has enjoyed.

Our sincerest thanks to the Hancock Charitable Trust, participating Bridgton Academy Class of ’21 parents, Maine Root Beverages, and Summit Spring Water for their generous charitable support of this Bridgton Academy event.