Two new beach wheelchairs are ready to roll!
Thanks to fundraising and generous donors, the Kennebunks now have two new beach wheelchairs to loan out to the public. One chair is stationed at the Narragansett condominiums for use at Kennebunk beaches, and the other chair will be stationed at the Tides Beach Club at Goose Rocks Beach.
Both are available to rent through the towns' recreation departments, Kennebunk Rec and Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation.
The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the initiative two years ago after fielding multiple requests for beach-accessible wheelchairs.
Over the next two years the Chamber collected donations raised at the 2016 Harvest Fest pancake breakfast, 2016 Prelude shuttle, 2016 Prelude Gingerbread House Festival, plus donations from the McNamara Family Foundation in memory of Tommy McNamara, the Kennebunk Coastal Association, the Kennebunk Portside Rotary, Kennebunk Rotary Club, Rosa Slack's Kennebunk High School advisory class and the Bruen family.
For rental details and information, call the Chamber at 967-0857.