June 11, 1998

Tour Sendoff at the Maine Governor's Mansion in Augusta

A chance meeting by Ben with Mary Herman, wife of Maine Gov. Angus King, resulted in the official start of the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour. The Governor's Mansion, across the street from the Maine State House, was the scene where all the media, as well as many friends with their Corvettes, congregated to give Sandy and Ben a grand sendoff! Sandy's Dad was even there from New Jersey!

Maine's First Lady, Mary Herman, with Sandy.
(Gov. Angus King was in bed with the flu.)

I get into the act

(As you can see, the graphics are in place)

The reception inside

Gary Readio, Val Wilson (my boss), me, Mary Herman,
plus 3 American Cancer Society staff and a local reporter

Sandy & Dad

Mary Herman rides with Gary for our parade lap
around the Maine State Capitol.