Class of 1971 Summer 2022 Class Note

And now, my friends and classmates, we may well be on our way to getting together for a Reunion after all.
This Covid business might just be headed elsewhere, maybe to return or maybe not, but we’re hoping for a
September date to get together. By now you should have received an email or postcard or both, and
hopefully you will be joining us. If you haven’t made plans, now is the time.

One of our classmates, Rod Sparrow, has donated one million dollars to the UMaine football program. He
will be eligible to have the naming rights to the new office facilities.

Rod purchased the Leaktite Company from his dad and brother in 1984. Then they began to produce the
five-gallon orange plastic buckets that have become a staple at Home Depot. Along with many other
products, the plastic pails have become a staple in everyone’s garage. They are purchased at a variety of
stores including Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe’s, and True Value Hardware stores. Rod sold the company
last October.

Recently, a Bangor-based wealth management firm announced changes in leadership with a familiar name
taking over. Means Wealth Management, a family-owned company which was founded in 1935, has
transitioned Paul Means to chairman from president. Their offices are in Bangor, Presque Isle, and South

Best wishes to everyone for a great summer, and I hope to see you at the 50-year Reunion, just a few days