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Cumberland Farms store in Bristol helps raise funds for community center

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Bristol's director of parks and recreation, Walter Burke, far right, helps kick-off the Cumberland Farms fund-raiser to help support the proposed community center planned for the former Quinta-Gamelin Army Reserve Center.

Bristol’s director of parks and recreation, Walter Burke, far right, helps kick-off the Cumberland Farms fund-raiser to help support the proposed community center planned for the former Quinta-Gamelin Army Reserve Center.

The Cumberland Farms store at 390 Metacom Ave. will kick off a four week fund-raiser on Wednesday, Feb. 13, naming Bristol’s proposed Quinta-Gamelin community center as the beneficiary.

For four weeks, Cumberland Farms will donate 20 cents from every Chill Zone beverage, brewed tea and coffee (iced or hot) purchased at its newly remodeled store at 390 Metacom Avenue in Bristol directly to the Bristol parks and recreation department to be used for the community center. Cumberland Farms aims to raise at least $1,000 for the community.

The convenience store’s donation will help the Bristol recreation department develop the facility at Colt State Park and support a wide variety of recreational opportunities for Bristol residents.

“We are very proud to have Cumberland Farms in town, and very pleased that they have stepped forward as our first Quinta-Gamelin Community Center partner to help raise the quality of life for all of our residents, including our youth,” said parks and recreation department director, Walter Burke. “The services and resources this center will provide to our community will be tremendous, from sports fields to a daycare center to a fitness and wellness center and more. Cumberland Farms is helping to make that possible.”

Over the past year, Cumberland Farms has donated more than $100,000 to support local organizations across the Northeast.

“Cumberland Farms is proud to continue our tradition of being active in the Bristol community,” said Ari Haseotes, president of the Cumberland Farms retail division. “We are so pleased to see the growth of the recreation department through the new Quinta-Gamelin Community Center, and are sure the town’s youth will benefit particularly from its many offerings.”

Acquisition of the Quinta–Gamelin Army Reserve Center will expand the facilities and capabilities of the existing Bristol town beach and sports complex and will touch upon and improve most of the parks and recreation department’s existing and planned program offerings. Furthermore, the availability of the Quinta-Gamelin center will allow the town to provide a more comprehensive, centralized center of operations for emergency management and disaster planning.

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