About 210 women attended the Ladies Who Loonch fundraising event at Camp Beech Cliff July 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAMP BEECH CLIFF

‘Loonch’ raises $140K for Camp Beech Cliff



MOUNT DESERT — The Ladies Who Loonch fundraiser for Camp Beech Cliff on July 10, attended by about 210 women, brought in more than $140,000 for the camp’s campership and transportation funds.

The campership fund provides needs-based summer camp scholarships for Hancock County youngsters. This year the fund will grant more than $75,000 to area families, giving 100 children the opportunity to have a camp experience.

Through the transportation fund, Camp Beech Cliff provides free round-trip rides to camp from 18 locations on Mount Desert Island and in Trenton. It is the primary source of transportation for most area campers whose parents are working in the summer, according to camp officials.

Each year at the Ladies Who Loonch event, Camp Beech Cliff presents its Pink Rose Award to one or more women for their service to the camp and the MDI community. This year’s recipient was Marsha Gill.

This was the twelfth annual Ladies Who Loonch fundraising luncheon, so called because Camp Beech Cliff’s logo features loons on Echo Lake.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. dbroom@mdislander.com
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