(Saco, Maine) The Maine Water Company has donated $500 to “Campaign to Secure Our Children’s Education,” a fundraising effort launched by Don Pilon, mayor of the city of Saco.
According to a letter that Pilon sent to area businesses recently, classrooms in Saco’s K-8 schools do not have proper locks that would allow a teacher to lock doors from the inside of the room, thereby preventing an intruder from entering. Pilon, Chief of Police Brad Paul and Superintendent Mike Pulsifer have determined that the safety locks are imperative in this day and age. The mayor hopes to raise almost $41,000 to install the locks at Saco Middle School, Fairfield School, C.K. Burns School and Young School.
“This is an admirable undertaking by the mayor, and we salute his leadership in spearheading the project,” said Judy Wallingford. “I hope the business community responds to the call, because nothing’s more important than safeguarding our next generation of community leaders.”
Maine Water serves 32,000 customers, or a population of 100,000, in over 20 communities throughout the state of Maine. For more information, visit: www.MaineWater.com.