After nearly two years of work by an enthusiastic subcommittee of the Whitefield Economic Development Committee, the Whitefield Area Map & Guide will soon be distributed throughout the town and the surrounding area.
A combination wine tasting and map kickoff will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Sheepscot General, at 98 Townhouse Road in Whitefield, on Friday, June 14. Members of the public are invited to come for some wine, some snacks, and a copy of the map that is hot off the press.
The idea to develop a map and guide originated at Sheepscot General Store when visitors to the store would say how much they liked the store but wondered what other things Whitefield might have to offer.
Members of the Whitefield Economic Development Committee had seen some elaborate colorful maps of other towns in their travels and thought a simple version might expand the committee’s efforts to improve the economic climate of Whitefield. One mission of the committee is to attract new business and development in the community while still preserving its natural rural beauty. Another mission is to help existing businesses already established in Whitefield to improve business. It is hoped that the Whitefield Area Map & Guide may be a step in the right direction to accomplish that.
The map and guide will be distributed free to all and will be published using no taxpayer funds. The printing will be paid for by those who bought ads surrounding the map. In addition, there will be a directory of businesses and services on the back of the map that is free of charge.
The committee is in hopes of following up next year with an expanded version for 2020. Writers, photographers, artists, and Whitefield supporters are all asked to join the present committee for future projects. For more information, contact Bill McKeen at 446-8891.