2018-08-30 / Editorial

Did You Hear?

by Alex MacPhail


Residents of The Wardwell Retirement Community were treated to a special car show and Shain’s of Maine Ice Cream this past week courtesy of Saco Main Street and the Saco Scoop. Pictured from left to right, Board Member Alex MacPhail, Saco resident Susan Biggs and Executive Director Robert Biggs. (Courtesy photo) Residents of The Wardwell Retirement Community were treated to a special car show and Shain’s of Maine Ice Cream this past week courtesy of Saco Main Street and the Saco Scoop. Pictured from left to right, Board Member Alex MacPhail, Saco resident Susan Biggs and Executive Director Robert Biggs. (Courtesy photo) Did you hear?

This past week residents of The Wardwell Retirement Community in Saco were treated to a special event as nonprofit group Saco Main Street came together with staff to provide a day of classic cars, music and fun in the parking lot of the Middle Street facility for the inaugural Wardwell Car Show.

The event came about as most residents were not able to attend Saco’s annual car show held this past month on the on the strip, despite Wardwell’s proximity to downtown, so Saco Main Street, which sponsors the annual Saco Main Street Car Show, stepped up to provide not only cars and music, but ice cream as well, courtesy of the Saco Scoop. On hand were classic cars from generations past such as a Chevrolet Corvette, a Deuce Coupe, Ford Mustangs and more. Wardwell residents, many who are limited in mobility, were able to sit outside while enjoying the roar of the vintage vehicles exhaust, 1950s car hop music (with sound system provided by the Saco police) and a chance vote for their favorite classic cars. According to Activities Director Hallie Hodge, it was a great opportunity to provide an outdoor activity for residents, all the while bringing back some wonderful memories and providing new ones as well.

Alex MacPhail is an ad representative for the Courier and chairman of Saco Conservation Commission, president of Friends of the Ballpark, a member of Saco Main Street Executive Board, Saco Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and HOB River Jam Committee. Have an interesting event you’d like publicized? Email him at didyouhearinthcourier.com.

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