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Biddeford Savings celebrates 10th year of distributing concert funds to charities

Oct 18, 2013

Biddeford, ME – Five local charities shared $6,000 raised by Biddeford Savings in its 10th annual Music on Main Street summer concert series to benefit non-profit organizations.

Charles Petersen, president and CEO of Biddeford Savings (center), stands with representatives of the five non-profit organizations to receive monies raised during the bank’s 10th annual Music on Main Street event, from left, Kathy Duke, Stone Soup Food Pantry; Amy Safford, Community Partners, Inc.; Bronwyn Potthoff, Community Bicycle Center; Steven Duke, Stone Soup Food Pantry; Dr. Francis Kleeman, Biddeford Free Clinic; and Linda Lambert, Bon Appetit Meal Program.

Charles Petersen, the bank’s president and CEO, presented a check for $1200 each to the Biddeford Free Clinic, Stone Soup Food Pantry, Community Bicycle Center, Community Partners, Inc., and Bon Appetit Community Meal Program.

Music on Main Street is a series of four summer concerts held in July on the green adjacent to the bank’s Main Street office in Biddeford. Sponsored by the bank with cash and in-kind support from local businesses, the concerts are free but food is available for purchase. All funds raised from lunches provided by Ned’s Bakes and BBQ’s are donated to local charities.

“This is the tenth year that we’ve successfully raised funds for deserving non-profit organizations through our summer concert series,” noted Petersen. “After a decade, the concerts have become somewhat of a tradition. We’re pleased to provide an opportunity for residents of this area to enjoy music and food while supporting some wonderful organizations that make a difference every day for many people in Biddeford and surrounding towns. We appreciate all the support we’ve received over the past ten years from many local businesses. It’s a community effort.”

Music on Main Street sponsors included Bergen Parkinson, LLC, Dean Tourigny, DMD, Hull Law Offices, LLC, Oak Point Associates, P&C Insurance, and Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, PA. In-kind sponsors include Brady’s Screenprint, Biddeford Dairy Queen, Heart of Biddeford, Journal Tribune, Mainely Media, LLC, Ned’s Bakes and BBQs, and the Sun Chronicle.

Biddeford Savings, an independent, community-focused mutual savings bank founded in 1867, has offices in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Scarborough, and Waterboro. To learn more, visit