May the ‘force be with’ Monday night’s Bangor City Council meeting.
Maine’s own R2-D2 stopped by.
His creator Paul Bussierewas was recognized for his service to the city of Bangor.
Bussiere spent six years building R2-D2.
For the past six years, he has been taking it to visit people in hospitals, charity events, among other things.
Their latest endeavor: they teamed up with Jeff Kirlin from “The Thing of the Moment” – taking photos with folks at Bangor Mall Cinemas for the first four days of the release of The Force Awakens.
They accepted donations for Spruce Run Womancare Alliance and the Children’s Miracle Network.
$500 was split between both non-profits.
“When I started this hobby, I really had no idea where it was going to take me and it’s been a privilege to be invited and to visit the kids and patients and work with people,” said Bussiere.
Also recognized at the city council meeting, Bangor Municipal Golf Course Pro Brian Enman.
He is set to retire in February.
Enman has been the head pro since 1995.
He says he plans to play even more golf upon retirement.