71st Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show a Success 

Another year of the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show is in the books, and it looks like it was a huge success.This was the 71st year the show has taken over the fieldhouse at the University of Maine in Orono.More than 150 vendors were on hand, selling everything from sporting goods to beef jerky.There were also plenty of live shows and demonstrations: even a personal flotation device fashion show featuring the Umaine cheerleaders!Organizers say this year’s turnout was fantastic, even though the weather had many folks outside.They say the tough economy doesn’t seem to be keeping outdoor enthusiasts from buying.The folks from the Penobscot County Conservation Association use money from the admission fees for scholarships for students at schools like the University of Maine and Unity college.That money will also help send about fifty kids to conservation camp this summer.