The team of Anderson and Anderson, that’s Walter and Dick, gave a public presentation to an audience of about 50 students and members of the public at the University of Maine in Presque Isle on November 18th. The title of their presentation was “The History and Development of the IAT/SIA.
Two large tables were covered with free handouts about the trail and the landscapes through which it passes. Most of the handouts were picked up by attendees before and after the presentation. The audience was very interested to learn more about our trail and many of them had visited the nearby provinces of New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
The presentation was hosted by Anja Whittington, a professor at UMPI and a Maine Chapter IAT/SIA Board Member. One of Anja’s classes now has the responsibility of maintaining several miles of our trail in the towns of Easton and Fort Fairfield and the Fort Fairfield Border Campsite. Dave Rand, long time Maine Chapter Board member also attended the presentation.
Dr. Zillman, President of the University of Maine in Presque Isle provided Walter and Dick with wonderful accommodations in the Presidential suite.
On the return to Freeport, Walter and Dick filled the back seat of Dick’s little AVEO with 250 pounds of Aroostook potatoes which were donated to the Freeport food bank.