Greasers met Hippies at the Searsport Shores Campground 1950s & 60s weekend, a fund raising event for the Pine Tree Camp. Part One. Reported by Ken
More than five hundred people participated in this past weekend’s events which raised more than $2300.00 for the Pine Tree Camp of Rome, Maine.
For 65 years Pine Tree Camp has provided the summer camp experience for Maine people with disabilities.
The weekend was the brainchild of Bob…you know Bob…our security guy, general help out guy, good friend to all and camper extraordinaire… Bob’s organized winter snowmobile fundraisers for the camp and knew that they had received less help than usual this year…so he thought, “why not bring a summer event with a lot of fun to raise money for the Camp?”
The weekend kicked off Friday July 30 with a late afternoon vintage car show where campers and automobile enthusiasts enjoyed viewing more than 125 classic cars in the upper field at Searsport Shores.
Along with the music of the 1950s and 60s spun by DJ Bob many folks in costume enjoyed drive-in food including root beer floats. At 6pm there was a Jello eating contest where kids went toe to toe with adults. Later people enjoyed a dance featuring a 1950s style twist dance contest.