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Welcome Information Center
Madawaska FOUR CORNERS PARK
      P.O.Box 261
Madawaska, Maine
           04756
Together we will make it happen.
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We will have a plaque at the entrance of the building with all the names of
people,  who have  contributed $100.00 or more.  Larger contributions will be
bigger Font sized,  and smaller contributions with be smaller Font sized.
The Madawaska Four Corners Park Association wish to thank you all in advance
for your generous contributions.
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We are a 501 (c)  (3) non-profit organization
How do we, as Americans, wish to be represented?

Canadian and international tourists entering the United States from the Saint
John River Bridge suffer a first impression of Madawaska, Maine, as a drab
factory town.  With the Three-River Paper factory looming on either side of the
road (a visually off-putting sight that, from the viewpoint of tourism, does little
to recommend our town as a stopover), these international tourists will, within a
few minutes, get a second impression of us that we are working hard to
cultivate.

On leaving the river bank from either of two exit roads, this factory-town
impression is quickly extinguished by sight of the magnificent arch over
Madawaska’s Four Corners Park...welcoming tourists with a vista of flowers, a
gushing fountain refreshing the air, picnic facilities in shaded gazebos and,
more entertaining still, hundreds of engraved pavers to our Acadian forebears
and to the pioneers of the open road.

As President and Founder of the Madawaska Four Corners Park, as well as a
former member of the Aroostook County Tourism board and the recipient of
the Maine Governor’s Award for Creativity in tourism, I recognize that we need
across the border in Canada.  If we can immediately get down to brass tacks
across the border in Canada.  If we can immediately get down to brass tacks
with a rather crude illustration, this is one of the problems we have to tackle:
with a rather crude illustration, this is one of the problems we have to tackle:


While our existing facilities have proved tolerable in the past, a single toilet
gump is not reflective of the esteem in which we hold our visitors.  For
European and Asian tourists entering the United States from Canada in
particular, the park is their first impression of American hospitality and
neighborliness before they travel downstate, lavishing easy money into the
local economies of Maine and beyond.  For these people, who already feel out-
of-place in a foreign country, a smelly toilet gump is not how we want them to
remember their visit to America.

As such, with your help, we wish to build a more proper accommodation for
their physical comfort and to excite their spendthrift inclinations while on
vacation, in short: a “Welcome Center” and information site, where they can
learn more about the area and our history.  The cost of this project is
estimated at $21,000 for a building sized at 14x24 feet, including full restroom
facilities with actual sewer installation.  We are counting on a $10,000 grant
from the state of Maine, still in the works, but are falling short of the full
$21,000 to accomplish our mission.

From its earliest beginnings to the present, the park serves to bring a much-
needed influx of tourists to bolster what is still a dwindling economy.  At its most
basic, the park shows the disheartened residents of Madawaska that, if we all
work together, we can save our little town.  With the generosity of good people
who make charitable contributions to worthwhile projects on “Go Fund Me,” we
are sure to reach our goal.                                        

The full details of this project, including a floor plan, are included with this
proposal. In addition, should you require more information on how and why this
park evolved into an internationally known institution drawing tourists from
Europe and Asia, I invite you to click on our website in order to see pictures
and visitor acknowledgements of what we’ve accomplished so far. Our website
is madawaskafourcorners.org.


In closing:  We, who serve on the Madawaska Four Corners Park Committee,
trust that you will see the value in our proposal, not only in serving this remote
town in the most northern reaches of the state and country, but in helping the
local economies throughout the state. For this, we extend our heartfelt thanks
for your consideration.  With your help, we can make the "Welcome Center" a
reality.


Sincerely Presented,  
               


Joe LaChance
Founder and President           
Madawaska Four Corners Park