Matthew Turnbull used to work here at the station. He was an intern. Not really, though. He worked with us for a while as a board operator/engineer assistant and he got paid. Once he got done he just kept coming back so we called him an intern. We wouldn't have had it any other way. We were better when he was around. We lost Matt in November of 2012 to a car accident and because he would have wanted it, we've thrown a party ever since.

Matt's family started the 'Matthew Turnbull Living the Dream Scholarship Fund' to benefit a Caribou High School Senior entering the Trades at Northern Maine Community College and a 2nd year Trades student at NMMC. To raise money for the scholarship there is a benefit on Saturday, March 15th at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center in Caribou.

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This is not only a fundraiser, but a party to honor Matt's memory. It's fitting that it's thrown every year around St.Patrick's Day because it was Matt's favorite holiday. His band Common Crossing will be doing an Irish-influenced acoustic performance while people view the silent auction items and enjoy light refreshments. From 8-Midnight the band will take the stage and the party will continue.

Here is a list of silent auction items for this year's event.

•Old Town Canoe w/ cooler – Value $579.00
•(4) Tickets Loge Box at Fenway Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Value $300.00
•(2) Dave Matthews Concert Tickets – Town Square Media – $165.00 Concert SOLDOUT
•Vintage Wool & Leather Men’s XL Red Sox Jacket – Value Priceless
•Guitar Package w/ amp – Value
•NMCC Tuition Certificate (12 credits) – Value $1,100.00
•Ukulele - Value
Ladies Welding Helmet – Lynox Welding Supply – Value $330.00
•Hat Box set – Value $35.00
•Waterford Crystal Bowl – Value $125.00
•Lenox China Photo Keepsake Album – Value $50.00
•Red Sox Snowman w/ Boston Strong Chardonnay – Value $50.00
•Homemade Pancake Cookbook Basket, w/ Maple Syrup – Value $30.00
•Orefor’s Crystal Bowl – Monica’s Scandinavian Shop – Value $50.00
•Women’s Medium John Deere Hooded Jacket– Theriault’s Equipment – Value $199.00
•New Holland Big Farm Tractor with Loader – Crown Equipment – Value $39.00
•Framed Americana Print – Brambleberry Market – Value $50.00
•Natalie’s Twig Wreath w/ berries – Value $25.00
•Artic Cat Hoodie – Harry’s Motor Sports & Equipment – Value $55.00
•$25 Share/Savings Deposit – County Federal Credit Union
•Aran Irish Wool Sweater –Value 89.00 euros
•Milwaukee Drywall Screwdriver – S.W. Collins Co. – Value $98.00
•20 pc Stanley Screwdriver Set, 9 pc Plier & Wrench Set – S.W. Collins – Value $56.00
•Turnbull Wine Basket – Value $55.00
•Wine Basket – Value $35.00
•Knitting Basket – Value $40.00
•Redneck Margarita Basket – Value $50.00
•Guinness Pub Glasses, Ornament and Ball Cap – Value $55.00
•Easter Basket – Value Priceless
•Homemade Teddy Bear Pillow Cases – Value $30.00
•Homemade Teddy Bear Pillow Cases – Value $30.00
•Auntie Karen’s Carmel Corn– Value Priceless
•Auntie Karen’s Carmel Corn– Value Priceless
•(2) Homemade Glass Sun catchers – Value $20.00
•XL Men’s Jacket - North Star Variety- $60.00
•“Foot Prints” Tea set – Value $15.00
•Madame Alexander Collectable Irish Girl Figurine – Value $25.00
•Green Basket Planter – Noyes Flower Shop - Value $75.00
•Quilt – Value Priceless
•Livin’ the Dream Poster autographed by Common Crossing- Value Priceless
•Anderson’s Store Certificate & T-Shirt “Can’t Beat Gale’s Meat”- Value $115.00
'St.Matty's Day 2014' Scholarship Fundraiser Approaches