Motorland Hosts Community Bicycle Center Fundraiser

Motorland Hosts Community Bicycle Center Fundraiser

 

Society Notebook: Along for the ride

 By MARGARET LOGAN

It’s a motto made famous by Rotary International, but its simplicity and direction speaks to the core truth and mission of the Community Bicycle Center, a youth program based in Biddeford serving at-risk kids throughout York County: Service Above Self.

 

Tom Marshall, Tim Stentiford and Jud Macintosh of Motorland Vintage America in Biddeford.

Clearly the community believes in it too, because it turned out in full force Nov. 10 for the CBC’s third annual benefit auction, “Building Bikes, Building Futures,” hosted by Motorland Vintage America gallery and showroom in the historic Pepperell Mill campus in Biddeford. Organizers said the event raised more than $5,000.

“We think what the Community Bike Center does in the community and what they do for kids is so important,” said Tim Stentiford, owner of the new Motorland Vintage America, an urbane gallery of Americana and vintage cars. “We are glad to support this effort.”

More than 150 people filled this loft space adorned with antique cars, splashes of pop culture and World War II memorabilia, including an armored car and a small exhibit titled “Life on the Homefront,” featuring ration books, comfort pillows and newspapers blaring daily updates from the front lines. Rows of silent auction items were carefully perused while local musician Jeff Cusack provided an upbeat, tuneful backdrop. Original artwork, including custom bike wheel art, was auctioned off in a lively exchange.

For more information about the Community Bicycle Center, please visit www.communitybike.net.

For the complete original article published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, go to:  http://www.pressherald.com/life/audience/along-for-_2012-11-18.html