Sawyer program on state lighthouses

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GREENE – Michael Perry will present his slide program, “Lighthouses of Maine,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free and doors open one hour before shows.

Perry is founder-director of “Dreams Unlimited,” specializing in multi-media slide programs about the fun of traveling for retirement communities, schools and civic groups. As a writer and photographer, he has written many articles about the outdoors for national publications.

During his 20-year career at L.L. Bean, he founded and managed the L.L Bean Outdoor Discovery School, the outdoor education component of L.L. Bean. The school holds instructional lessons and workshops for customers throughout the year.

Perry was one of the first recipients of the “Bean’s Best” award, given annually to those employees selected by their peers who excel in the area of customer, profit or productivity. Perry was honored for his excellence in the customer category.

He enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities. He and his wife have biked across the United States three times, the most recently from San Francisco to Philadelphia.

In addition to biking, Perry also enjoys sea kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. He has climbed Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, participated in the 1990 Mt. Everest Peace Climb, paddled his sea kayak from Maine to New York City, and run in the Boston Marathon three times.

Perry is a 1974 graduate of Bowdoin College. He lives with his wife, Chris, and black lab, Mandee, in Freeport. He has also been struck by lightning and climbed a mountain with his boots unknowingly on the wrong feet.

For more information, call 946-5311 or visit ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.

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