First Lady Ann LePage to Join Travis Mills for Ribbon-Cutting of Travis Mills Foundation National Family Retreat Center
June 5, 2015
For Immediate Release: Friday, June 05, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA –First Lady, Ann M. LePage, will join Ret. SSG Travis Mills as part of a ground-breaking ceremony beginning a two year process to restore a piece of historic Maine property, which veterans and their families will have access to as they reconnect with each other.
The ceremony will take place at the future home of the Travis Mills Foundation National Family Retreat Center located at the historic Maine Chance Lodge, originally built in 1929 and owned by cosmetics pioneer, Elizabeth Arden; located at 1002 Watson Pond Road in Rome beginning at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
“I’m so excited to see Travis’ dream taking shape and becoming a tangible reality”, Ann LePage said. “We had a successful proof-of-concept in the past, but now the Travis Mills Foundation has a permanent home for the Family Retreat Center right here in Maine.”
To further make the event the Boston Red Sox organization and the Red Sox Foundation have generously contributed a massive lawn stencil for the new retreat. The stencil will be delivered, set, and mowed in by the Red Sox organization grounds crew on June 9, 2015.
For more information on Travis Mills and the Travis Mills Foundation, please visit http://www.travismills.org/foundation/ .