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Sunday December 21, 2014

Match the mascot

What is that Yeti doing here? If you’ve asked that question, you might need to brush up on your Maine mascot knowledge. More and more Maine businesses, community groups and non-profits are using furry, costumed mascots to get their message out. So if you want to know whose mascot you’re looking at next time you spot one, use this matching game to hone your mascot IQ.

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Poland Spring

Eco, the Poland Spring water bottle mascot, created in 2011. Based in Poland Spring but used at events around the country.

Maine State Library

Baxter, a Maine coon cat, is the mascot of the Maine State Library in Augusta, created in 2006 and available for use by libraries around the state.

Sunday River

Betty the Yeti, mascot of Sunday River ski area in Newry. Created in 2011. Used mostly at the ski area.

Yarmouth Recycling

Wilby, officially named Will B. Green, evergreen tree mascot of the Yarmouth Recycling Committee, created in 2011 and used at parades, festivals and educational events.

Sugarloaf

Blueberry Bear, one of several mascots of Sugarloaf ski area in Carrabassett Valley, created in 1995. Used mostly at the ski area.

SOURCE: staff research
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