Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis to honor Harold ‘Doc’ Sherman

DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Charities will be constructing a handicap ramp at the Gazebo in Kiwanis Park located behind the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft, in honor of our beloved long-time member Harold “Doc” Sherman. During construction the Gazebo will be closed to the public.

The construction will be accomplished with the assistance of Division 2 Kiwanis Clubs which include Dexter Sunrise, Greenville-Moosehead, Three Rivers of Milo-Brownville, Bangor Breakfast, Orono-Old Town, Hampden, and Brewer.

“Doc” Sherman was a 65-year member of the Kiwanis of Dover-Foxcroft and frequent visitor to all of the Division 2 Kiwanis Clubs – so much so that he became an honorary member in many of the clubs. He also traveled extensively to New England & Bermuda Kiwanis meetings as well as to Kiwanis International Conventions. He was known throughout Kiwanis, all over, as “Mr. Kiwanis” for his devotion to the Kiwanis mission and ideals. Within Division 2 he was known  as the “Interclubbing King” where he accumulated many awards, plaques, and trophies.

He is greatly missed by all and on June 4, Division 2 will come together as a group at Kiwanis Park  to begin the construction of the ramp. We will be honored to have the governor of NE & Bermuda Kiwanis District of Kiwanis International, Gov. Gayla Bartlett, join us in this endeavor.

Preliminary work will begin prior to June 4 and signage will be posted alerting the public that the  Gazebo is “CLOSED” during this period. The Kiwanis Park itself, however, will still be available for enjoyment of all. June 9-10 will see our annual and traditional “Hooked On Fishing, Not Drugs” return for the SeDoMoCha fourth grade classes at the Kiwanis Park and Pond.

An official dedication of the Gazebo and ramp will be held later this summer where we hope all who knew and loved “Doc” Sherman will join us for this event. More information to follow regarding the dedication.

Many thanks to all who have donated and supported the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Charities. You are appreciated more than you can know.

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