Passing the torch for the
Beach Bonfire Event!
For the last 20 years, residents and visitors alike have gathered for the
Annual Beach Bonfire Event.
The Beach Bonfire Benefit was started in 2001 after the tragic events on September 11th.
Local business owners and residents, Walter and Jennifer Woods of Graystone Builders of Maine, felt they needed to rally the community to raise funds for the NYFD.
The excitement and success of the bonfire inspired and motivated the
Woods family to create an annual tradition for the residents and visitors of York Beach.
For the 20 years it’s existed, the bonfire has raised over
$100,000 for local charities and foundations.
Graystone Builders of Maine has decided to pass the torch
on this community tradition. YCSA and Graystone Builders approached
York Parks & Recreation with the idea to partner, and it was an easy YES!
And with that we are pleased to announce:
York Parks & Recreation is partnering with the
YCSA to carry on the Bonfire event!
The Beach Bonfire Benefit will continue to be a fundraising event for
YCSA’s Food Pantry and will have all the loved elements -
From live entertainment and delicious concessions, to enticing raffles,
a food drive benefitting the York Food Pantry and of course, the town’s largest bonfire!
The 2022 Beach Bonfire Benefit is scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd.
The bonfire and grills will be ignited at
6:00 pm and continue until 10:00 pm, or when the food sells out!
This event will successfully continue in no small part because of the generous support of Graystone Builders of Maine and the Woods Family, the event’s chief sponsor.
Thank you Graystone Builders of Maine for getting this event started!
York Parks & Recreation and the York Community Service Association
are both de-lighted to continue this community tradition!
Pictured below left to right is York Parks & Recreation’s Parks Foreman Ryan Coite,
YCSA’s Executive Director Michelle Surdoval, Walter & Jennifer Woods of Graystone Builders of Maine and the York Food Pantry Manger Maureen Monsen
WE DID IT!
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.
York Ambulance Association (YAA) and York Community Service Association (YCSA) reached their fundraising goal and then some! We raised $45,000.00 to be exact, that will go towards a new ambulance. YCSA donated $20,000.00, and we received a matching $20,000.00 anonymous donation to reach our $40,000.00 goal. And the local community donated another $5,000.00.
Thank you all so much for your support!
YCSA will be giving out "membership cards"
for YAA to people who qualify for assistance.
We do not want York residents to drive themselves to the hospital when they are having a health crisis because they can not pay for the ambulance ride.
For more information please call 207-363-5504 ext. 5.