To the Editor:
It has been an honor to be a part of your community, and its rich skiing heritage, for the past 10 years. I am also deeply appreciative for all the support the mountain has received since I announced that I would have to step away.
I leave, knowing the Black Mountain Board is a remarkable group of community leaders, passionate about the Mountain and I have tremendous faith in their ability to lead it into a new era. I am also in awe of the staff at the mountain and what they have been able to accomplish. They have created a unique on-mountain experience that is drawing new people to the sport from all across southern central and western Maine.
I also want to comment on the way the children of the region have made this cause their own over the past three weeks. They saw a crisis, were unwilling to see something so important to them disappear and they went out and did something about it.
By selling lemonade, mowing lawns, putting together 5K Fun Runs and anything else they could think they have played just as important a role in saving Black Mountain as the generous support of the business community, led by Bangor Savings Bank, Franklin Savings Bank and Sunday River.
The way the Friends of Black Mountain have come together and made this happen will define Rumford for generations to come.
Maine Winter Sports Center