This is typically our biggest show of the year, and no doubt the most special and important to us. It’s an even bigger deal this year since we’re celebrating on Friday, March 17th….St.Patrick’s Day, from 6pm-midnight at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center. It’s the 2017 Matthew Turnbull Livin’ the Dream Scholarship fundraiser. We affectionately call it “St.Matty’s Day!”
In November of 2012 we lost our good friend and band member Matt Turnbull in a tragic automobile accident. His family created a scholarship fund in his name and we’ve been helping to raise money for it every year since. Here’s what Lynn and Alan, Matt’s parents, had to say about this year’s event.
“It is our honor to join with Common Crossing in hosting the Matthew Turnbull’s “Livin’ the Dream” Scholarship Benefit on March 17th, 2017 6pm-midnight at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center.… Join us for an evening of Irish Music, Live & Silent Auction, Social and Dancing.
Our mission is to grow an established endowment to (2) $1500 self-sustaining scholarships to be awarded to two students studying trades at NMCC, Presque Isle, Maine. To date, six (6) County students have been awarded “Livin’ The Dream” scholarships, but our goal is to grow the annual scholarship awards into a full semester for two deserving students in our community who wish to study a trade at NMCC. Since becoming part of the NMCC Endowment Foundation, we have had the distinct privilege to meet and hear testimonies from local students and families who have benefited from these scholarships. The scholarship has helped us face difficult days by knowing that we are doing something that will continue to contribute to this community, as Matthew would have done himself.
With our Sincere Thanks,
Alan & Lynn Turnbull”
One way to help celebrate and raise money is to purchase a t-shirt. You can do so by clicking on the shop tab on the home page. This year’s shirts are orange (from the flag of Ireland), and are $15 each. You can pre-order and hopefully wear the shirt to the event or wear a shirt from a previous year and buy a new one at the event.
Either way, we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our brother, Matthew Turnbull on Friday, March 17th at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center from 6pm-midnight.