Awesome Bear Society

Welcome to the Maranacook ABS Webpage!

The Awesome Bear Society meets at 6:30 PM on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, in the Media Center at the high school. Our meetings are generally 1 hour long. Please feel free to join us to find out what's happening with ABS and our students' activities!

ABS is dedicated to supporting co-curricular activities at Maranacook High School. This is a community-led organization that relies on the help and support of parent volunteers, community members, and local businesses in order to raise funds in support of high school activities.  

2023 ABS Golf Tournament, Sunday Sept. 10th!

The Awesome Bear Society Golf Scramble Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 10th at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester. The Tournament will begin with a luncheon at noon, followed at 1 p.m., with a Shotgun start. All Tournament proceeds benefit the Awesome Bear Society. ABS is a student allocation program that provides funds for a wide variety of needs. Co-curricular sports teams, theater/music groups, and academic competition teams such as; Math Team and Speech and Debate, all rely on ABS funding to succeed. ABS funding provides for a range of needs such as uniforms, equipment, and occasionally, necessary capital improvements.  For more information and forms, please visit our Golf Tournament Webpage.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Matt Dwyer–

 On behalf of the Awesome Bear Society, thank you for your continued and generous support!

Restroom project update, April 2021

April vacation week saw major work completion on the Restroom/Courtyard Project!  With huge donations of time, equipment operation and engineering skills from Shaun Drinkwater and Casey Spencer, a perimeter French drain was installed, the septic tank was put in place and the septic field was started.  Many thanks to them both!!  Also, an additional thank you to Taylor Stevenson and Wyatt Stevenson for their help with more tree clearing in the overall area making equipment access and potentially improved drying a reality!  

The site will sit and dry (hopefully) for a while now until the next construction effort slated for late May/early June.  

Sizes available: Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Med and Adult Large - $10 each

Mask straps available (tightens mask for better fit) - $3 each

Email your information to:

Please provide:

         Name:          __________________________

         Address:       __________________________


         Email:           __________________________

         Phone:         __________________________

         Mask size:     Youth Med   Quantity: _____

         Mask size:     Youth Large  Quantity: _____

Mask size:     Adult Sm/Med  Quantity: _____

Mask size:     Adult Large   Quantity: _____

Click the QR Code to purchase your mask!!!

Payment can also be mailed to ABS: PO Box 304, Manchester, ME  04351


Awesome Bear Society Golf Tournament is on - September 13, 2020.  Tired of being cooped up with Covid, come join friends, outdoors, spatially distanced for fun, laughs, camaraderie and support all the extra-curricular activities at Maranacook Community High School.  Many prizes and auction items for all levels of golfers. 

For more information, please go to ABS Golf Tournament

Phase 1 Construction Site Preparation Completed!!  

The week of June 15th saw the completion of major steps towards construction of restrooms in the concession courtyard.  With assistance from Maine Equipment Rental, Shaun Drinkwater and Cushing Construction, the site around the concession stand has had all stumps, shrubs, old benches and old concrete super pavers removed and disposed of off site.  With final engineering/construction plans due in by the end of June, it is hoped that actual construction will begin later this summer!  Huge thank you's go out to Maine Equipment Rental, Shaun Drinkwater and Cushing Construction for their donations of delivery/pickup, operation and clean up/disposal of the courtyard area!!  It is community support like this that helps bring such projects to life - THANK YOU!!!!

ABS News Flash November 2019

The Awesome Bear Society Capital Campaign is in full swing with promotional tables at recent elementary school parent/teacher conferences, the high school musical and presentations to all the winter sports teams, our capital campaign drive is in full swing. In addition, an alumni class challenge and many current sports teams are working to raise money for their engraved stones. Go Bears! 

It is easier than ever to make a donation with easy access to all the donation methods on the ABS website, a donation big or small is greatly appreciated and easily accomplished. We have raised a little over $80,000 towards the $200,000 goal. Please consider joining us and make a donation by April 1st to make Phase 1 a reality next summer! 

Go to the ABS website to see our progress and to learn about ways you can donate! 

Check out our Facebook Page!