LACONIA — The Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Lakes Region Community College has signed on with the state's Sponsor A Highway Program and agreed to maintain two miles of the Laconia Bypass and will be responsible for clean-up of the section for two years.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Vice President, Deena DuMaine of Northfield met recently with Transportation District 3 Sponsor A Highway Program Coordinator Bill Rollins of Gilford to finalize the arrangement.
"PBL is proud to support the Sponsor A Highway Program to keep the Lakes Region beautiful," says DuMaine, the longest-standing LRCC PBL member. "PBL is ecstatic about the chance to make a difference in the community. It has been a long-term goal of mine for PBL to sponsor a local section of highway, so for me this is a dream come true."
DuMaine, who is pursuing a dual degree in Business Management and Human Services, identifies PBL membership as one of her proudest achievements.
District 3 Sponsor A Highway Program is one of 6 districts throughout the State that manage the NHDOT Sponsor A Highway Program. Rollins is responsible for coordinating and controlling the quality of cleanups for more than 200 miles of New Hampshire highways spread over 43 towns. "The DOT is ramping up efforts to keep New Hampshire beautiful," says Rollins, a long-time DOT employee. "Our success is in relationships with community partners like PBL at LRCC."
Those interested in learning more about the NH Sponsor A Highway Program can contact Rollins at (603) 524-6667. For information about LRCC or PBL, call the College at 524-3207.
NH Department of Transportation District 3 Sponsor A Highway Program Coordinator, Bill Rollins, left, of Gilford, and Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Vice President, Deena DuMaine, right, of Northfield, shake hands over an agreement by PBL to maintain two miles of the Laconia Bypass. (Courtesy photo)