Crowley to receive Extension community service award at annual meeting

Machias, Maine — The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting, featuring the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award, on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the county Extension office located at the O’Brien House on the campus of University of Maine Machias.

Christopher Crowley of Beals Island will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award.  This award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed as a volunteer to the lives of Washington County citizens.  Crowley shares his talents at the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church and the EdGE Program at Maine Seacoast Mission. The award’s namesake, Norman W. Duzen, was a dedicated civic and religious leader for over fifty years and had a great love for the people of Down East Maine.

Leslie Monroy and Pamela Ziolko will receive the University of Maine Volunteer Pen Award. Monroy for her contributions to the Washington County Extension Association and Ziolko for her volunteer work with the Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

This free, public event will feature a meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. and showcase many programs and services offered by Extension. Attendees can pick up free seeds, tick spoons and soil tests while supplies last. Youth will enjoy a goat petting zoo and a nutrition activity developed by EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program).

The annual meeting is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register for the meal on the event webpage by May 3. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact UMaine Extension in Washington County, 207.255.3345; 800.287.1542 (toll-free in Maine).

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.