Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 18 : Fall 2013 - Page 71

Yes, Caribou By William J. Tasker Caribou Chamber of Commerce Our recent version of our annual early August parade was, “Caribou: On the Move.” And I hear feedback from many that do see a new energy and commitment to building a viable Caribou of the future. I also hear comments from the other side that are skeptical. Such a parade theme and our brand new designation by the State of Maine as a “Business-Friendly Community” are bound to bring out the naysayers. And if we are caring human beings, we understand that there is a logical emotional place for not believing things can change. There have been years of stagnation and population drains. A o