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Volunteers to be Honored by Washington County Extension Association

The 2011 Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the Whitneyville Community Building.

John Ahlin from Machias will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award. This award, named after Norman W. Duzen, is presented to a person who has made significant volunteer contributions to their community. John started the first Senior Companion Program east of the Mississippi River in 1980. He has been active in several local organizations such as the Machias Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Lions Club, Sunrise Research Institute, Meals for Me, and Project Alert, as well as others. He has been very active at the Centre Street Congregational Church. John has been involved with many organizations throughout his lifetime and is one of many volunteers in Washington County who quietly goes about enriching the lives of many people.

The University of Maine Volunteer Pen Awards will be presented to Joyce Getchell of Roque Bluffs for her contributions to the Washington County Extension Association. Rebecca Whitney of Jonesboro will be honored for her volunteer contributions to the UMaine Extension 4-H Summer Camp Program.

Fred Hartman of DownEast Drawings in Whiting will receive the Extension Business Leadership in Action Award for his dedication and contribution to the people and economy of Washington County.

The evening program will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Senior Companion Program. The celebration will include highlights from the Senior Companion Program in Washington County and include a PowerPoint presentation of pictures. Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to all of Washington County’s Senior Companions.

There will be a potluck supper. Please bring a dish to pass. We would like to have a head count by April 8th. Please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 255-3345 or 1-800-287-1542 if you are planning to attend.

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