New President at Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum
The Rangeley Logging Museum welcomed their new president, Ken Astor (R), at the August Board of Directors’ meeting. At that time, Ron Haines (L) took on the title of “Past President” after a three-year term that might have set records in this town for amount of projects completed per season for one organization!
Anyone driving by or visiting the Logging Museum in the last few years can testify that the outward appearance has improved dramatically. This can be credited to Ron Haines’ devotion to this organization, his boundless energy, and his ability to motivate volunteers! The list of improvements is too long to list here but it’s worth the visit to see it for yourself.
The Museum’s new President, Ken Astor, of Rangeley and Falmouth, Maine, has had his initiation into the organization by being one of Ron’s work crew volunteers as well as lending the Museum his portable saw mill which facilitated making, among other things, all new stadium seating and a multitude of benches for the Festival grounds and trails this year.
Only minutes after Ken took office he presented his plans for the future of the Museum. Ken is focused on the inside for the near future; getting the building winterized top to bottom to allow for year-round events; making the Museum displays first rate and to include more for children; creating proper space for future donations of artifacts and artwork that are currently on hold awaiting this finished space. That’s just Phase One! Phase Two and Three will be unveiled at the appropriate time in the future–so stay tuned! In Ken’s own words, “this will be THE BEST Logging Museum in New England.”
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