On Saturday, March 16th a crowd of hundreds converged on the Caribou Inn & Convention Center to remember their friend and to raise money to help local youth achieve a higher education.

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The night began with local band Common Crossing, along with Alysa Snow on fiddle, providing Irish music for ambience as friends and relatives perused the silent auction items.

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The band then kicked into full force and the dance floor was packed the entire night.  T-shirts for the event were sold out early in the evening, and the celebration was on.  I say celebration because it truly reflected what Matt Turnbull was all about.

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The event raised thousands and gave the scholarship fund a firm base to start from.  The event has already been scheduled for 2014 and looks to be an annual party.  The “Matt Turnbull Livin’ the Dream Scholarship Fund’ will benefit a Caribou High School senior entering the trades at Northern Maine Community College and a second year trade student at NMCC.