It takes a busy hive to host a Bee, and we appreciate all of the help behind the scenes before and after and on-stage, too. We offer our very sincere thanks and appreciation to: emcee Blake Hayes for hosting with humor and wit, referee Dwayne Hopkins for keeping us on pace; esteemed judges Cindy Fasulo, Nanci Goudey, and Patty Bolduc (a.k.a. the Scarborough School Nurses) for lighting up the stage with their charm, and for weighing in on answer challenges with aplomb. Our hometown fellas, The Crooners, Carlo Giraulo, Vinnie Fierro and Paul Andriulli, started off the evening with their golden voices and swinging sounds. If you had peeked 'behind the curtain', you would have found Eric Lehmann running the sound and lights board and keeping us in the spirit of the evening with choice musical soundtracks.
A special thank you to our games hosts, Biddeford Savings' Lori Boucouvalas, Nikki Regan, Stephanie Deroche, and Tracy Kelly. We are grateful as well to SoPo Catering's Jay and Pam Gerrish who made such yummy treats, and Camp Ketcha's Tom Doherty, Mary Ellen Nisbet and all the staff for sharing their great space with us!
We love and appreciate all our dedicated volunteers: Bert Follansbee, Cindy Fasulo, Donna Snyder, Robbie Moulton, Dwayne Hopkins, Jim and Kathy Elkins, Retta Choate, Dave and Linda Paul, Kate Cook, Betsy Moore, Sharyn Shearer, Julie Bassett, our official PG-BEEsSharon Curry and Kate Cook and the very "bee-sy" scorekeepers, Mark Follansbee and the Scarborough High School students. Finally, a big thanks to our secret panel of volunteers who draft those tricky questions.