SKOWHEGAN – The community is trying to bring a new brand identity to the town with some creative an ongoing projects in place for the future.
People in town are developing some new ways to show off the town’s businesses and Bigelow Brewing is looking to be one piece of the puzzle.
Owners of Bigelow Brewing, Pam and Jeff Powers purchased a piece of property in the downtown area last fall, their next step is to design it into a multi functioning utopia.
“There’s just a lot of energy in the town and we are just happy to be apart of it,” said Jeff Powers.
“We became a community gathering spot and as humans we need that,” said Pam Powers.
Last year they brewed a beer called “On the River Bank”, in an effort to raise money for the run of river project.
“We have decided to re-brew the beer this year and hope to have it out in the middle of August,” said Jeff Powers.
The project aims to bring an experience of a lifetime for Mainers, especially if they enjoy white water rapids.
“We engaged with so many community members who said, local food and outdoor recreation are the keys to Skowhegans’ future,” said Executive Director of Main Street Skowhegan, Kristina Cannon.
So far, the project is in the works but Cannon believes it will make a big impact for the community.
“It’s going to bring new businesses new jobs and new residents to our community,” said Cannon.
The outdoor recreation buzz is already in the air, especially with the younger generation stepping up and providing all sorts of fun and exciting classes.
“This town has a lot to offer and its all within a mile or two mile radius, ” said Maria Kavanaugh, outdoor recreation coach for Main Street Skowhegan.
“It’s a great place to get outside get healthy and moving,” said Emma Corwin outdoor recreation coach for Main Street Skowhegan.