Katahdin Trust Co. donates to Bigrock

11 years ago

Katahdin Trust Co. donates to Bigrock

    MARS HILL — Officials at Katahdin Trust Co. recently donated $15,000 toward ensuring the financial self-sufficiency of the Bigrock Mountain ski area in Mars Hill, citing not only the importance of affordable, healthy, family winter activities, but also the economic impact it has on Aroostook County.

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    SUPPORTS BIGROCK — Katahdin Trust Co. recently donated $15,000 to the Save Bigrock fund-raising effort. Joining in the check presentation were, from left: Tori Barber, Mars Hill branch manager and retail services officer for Katahdin Trust Co.; Bill Getman, general manager of Bigrock; Ryan Guerrette, operations manager at Bigrock; and Jon Prescott, president and CEO of Katahdin Trust.


    The bank, which operates 17 branches throughout Aroostook County and the greater Bangor area, including a branch in Mars Hill, has stepped forward in conjunction with other area business leaders to provide funding necessary to keep Bigrock open.
    “We are most appreciative of Katahdin Trust Co.’s support,” said Bill Getman, general manager of Bigrock. “This contribution brings us closer to our goal of $300,000 to keep the ski area open and fund a three-year plan to restore the mountain to profitability.”
    “Bigrock Mountain is a source of pride for not only the families and businesses in Mars Hill, but also the surrounding communities,” said Jon Prescott, president and CEO of Katahdin Trust Co. “We are privileged to make this pledge in the knowledge that Bigrock Mountain is a great asset to the area and an operation that should be preserved. Together, we can make this happen and we’ll continue to work diligently to help ensure the fiscal viability of Bigrock.”
    Bigrock Mountain, a non-profit organization, was effectively closed after losing critical funding in August. In preparation for the upcoming ski season and many more that follow, the Friends of Bigrock was formed to raise enough funds to own, operate and integrate major changes to their operating model to become a more self-sustaining organization. To learn more about the Bigrock capital campaign and how you can help, visit www.bigrockmaine.com.