Rathbun Lumber to collect tubs of toys and food

14 years ago

Rathbun Lumber to collect

tubs of toys and food

PRESQUE ISLE — Employees of Rathbun Lumber Co. are pitching in to help make sure everyone has a nice holiday this year, and they are once again inviting their friends and customers to join them in making donations of toys and food to benefit local families. They are hoping to receive enough donations to fill two tubs in their display area.

BU-THE PIZZA BOX-CLR-DC-SH-47Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson


A RIBBON-‘SLICING’ CEREMONY was held Nov. 17 at The Pizza Box, located at 527 Main St. in Presque Isle. The Pizza Box, which opened Oct. 1, offers pizzas, hot and cold subs, and a variety of appetizers. Welcoming the new business to downtown were, from left: Theresa Fowler, executive director of the Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce; Gail Clukey, chamber board member; co-owners Rudy Hoffert and Jason Michaud, Susan Michaud, Jason’s sister, who helps out at the restaurant; and chamber board members Floyd Rockholt and Billie Brodsky. The Pizza Box is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-7 p.m. To place an order, call 760-8344.


Rathbun Lumber employees have decorated one of their hot tubs from Sundance Spas, which they hope will be filled with toys by Dec. 13, in time for local distribution by the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club. A second whirlpool tub is decorated and designated for non-perishable food contributions that will be donated to Martha and Mary’s Kitchen, their neighbors at 21 Parsons St. Donations of food will be accepted until Dec. 20.

The public is invited to bring their donations any day during store hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Although toys must be received by Dec. 13, food items can be dropped off anytime until Dec. 20.

Rathbun Lumber Co., a lumber and building supply business owned by Alden and Pat Rathbun, has been located in Presque Isle for over 60 years. With a customer base including contractors, homeowners, and businesses, they have maintained an important role in the community.

To express appreciation to their customers, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, Rathbun Lumber will be serving coffee and light refreshments in their showroom each day during the week of Dec. 6-10. Be sure to stop by and visit.