The Wiscasset Middle School variety show proceeds this year will be donated to Roger Whitney
...In the past, our variety show has been organized and directed by Roger Whitney the school music director."
"Unfortunately, Mr. Whitney's
family home was destroyed by fire and he
is in the process of rebuilding," she
...Whitney, who is an Alna firefighter, helped fight the fire at his home on the Dock Road, which was severly damaged.
The fire pulled volunteer firefighters from Newcastle, Wiscasset
, Jefferson, Whitefield and Nobleboro. The fire was so intense, in 80-degree heat, and high humidity, that three Alna firefighters and one Jefferson firefighter were taken to the hospital, including Whitney who was kept overnight.Whitney
said at the time of the fire, he
was grateful for the good training he
received as a firefighter. Whitney
wife Beth, who is a teacher at the Woolwich Central School
, had lived in the Alna
home for 17 years, along with their two children, Laura and Ray, as well as their seven cats.
The original part '""-of the house was built in 1790, and is still structurally sound.
"I started restoring this house when I bought it 17 years ago, Whitney
said at the time of the fire, "and we can do it again."