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Educational Programs - Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting

The public is invited to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held on Wednesday, September 9th starting at 6:00 PM at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. Volunteers from all Univeristy of Maine Cooperative Extension program areas will be honored.

Maine State Senator Justin Alfond will speak about “Growing Maine’s Agricultural Future: Kids and Local Food” in his keynote address. Senator Alfond has prioritized student hunger, higher education success and economic and workforce development and passed a bill to end hunger in Maine. Senator Alfond is an active member of several civic, political and philanthropic organizations. He serves on several boards of directors, including Avesta Housing, Opportunity Maine, and the New England Secondary School Consortium. He lives with his wife Rachael, their two young children, and dog in Portland.

20141015_090705The Cumberland County Extension Association will prepare a light meal for attendees starting at 5pm, prior to the meeting. For dessert we will enjoy the delicious results of the annual Pie Bake-Off!  Do you have a favorite pie recipe?  We invite you to enter the bake-off sponsored by King Arthur Flour and share your scrumptious dessert!  All recipes will become part of our UMaine Extension Cookbook.  Thank you! Whether you choose to enter the pie bake-off or not, we look forward to seeing you there!

2015 Cumberland County Extension Association Nominees

John MacKillop, Brunswick
Irving Rothman, Falmouth
Theresa Kelly, Pownal
Mayer Fistal, Falmouth


Friend of Extension  – Don Morrison, Wayside Food Programs, Operations Manager
Don Morrison has been a friend to UMaine Extension for many years, tirelessly he sources fresh foods, supports and promotes Maine Harvest for Hunger efforts, is an accomplished Master Gardener and is always ready and able to help out in any Extension effort.

Helen M. Mohn Award  – Sandra Locke

Outstanding 4-H Program Volunteer  – Joan Rolfe
Joan has been a 4-H leader for 41 years. She epitomizes our slogan of learning by doing.  The word often used to describe Joan is, “wonderful!” One 4-H leader who has been in 4-H with Joan since 1974 was always amazed that Joan could get young people to complete their 4-H records – not an easy task for anyone! Joan is a dedicated and caring individual who has earned the 4-H Program Volunteer of the Year award.

Outstanding Horticulture Volunteer  -Lisa Friedlander
Lisa gives much of herself to the Master Gardener program. She is works on several projects and is very involved with the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm. Gardening or fundraising, she does whatever it takes. We are so glad she is part of the Extension family.

Outstanding Homemaker Volunteer  – Secret
The Cumberland County Homemakers have decided to surprise this dedicated Volunteer.

Outstanding MFP Volunteer  – Nancy Wintle
Nancy enrolled in the first Master Food Preserver program ever offered in Maine in 2008. Since then she has freely given of her time. You will meet her at the Portland Farmers Market or any number of Food Preservation workshops. Its evident that she has passion for Home Food Preservation and extension programs. Nancy has represented the Master Food Preserver program on the Cumberland County Extension Board for the last six years.

For guidelines for the Pie Bake-off, pie registration go to or call us at 781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 or email

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