Golden Broom Recipient Named

By Jayna Smith


CDRC's Britani Halloway (far right) with last year's Golden Broom recipient Skeet Seeley and the newest winner Dave Seavey and wife Lisa. (Photo by Jayna Smith)

The annual awarding of the Golden Broom took place last week, and this year's recipient is Dave Seavey.

According to Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) member Britani Halloway, this is the fifth time the group has passed on the prestigious award.  The award, she said, is given to a group or individual "who helps make the downtown a better place to live, work, and do business."  

Seavey and his wife Lisa have lived "away" for quite some time.  Seavey said, "We chose to come back to Calais from Washington State and make an investment in Calais."  He saw potential in the building at 417 Main Street, so purchased and completely renovated it.

"We wanted to do some things here that fit in well with the efforts already being made by many others," he stated, and although there is no business currently in that location as the last of the renovations are being completed, Seavey said he will soon be actively searching for the right business and owner to rent the space. 

"There's a lot of enthusiasm here, the energy is there, and I can't wait to hear what happens next," he stated.


Previous recipients of the Gold Broom Award are Skeet Seelye, Louie Bernardini, Kenny Berry, and Rev. Marvin and Mrs. Lulu Flowerdew.