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Knox Pomona Grange #3 to Present Award to Muriel Curtis


Jan 26, 2007 - 9:52:16 PM

UNION -- The Knox Pomona Grange #3 will present a Community Citizen Award for Public Service to Muriel Curtis on Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Pioneer Hall in Union, Maine.

Muriel is recognized for responding to a request for leadership by Rockland area youth in 2001. Drawing from her formal training in education and the performing arts, as well as her tours at sea, Muriel created a significant community resource by subsequently founding "Station Maine," an organization of community members dedicated to offering boating opportunities to youth of all ages in the mid-coast area of Maine.

"Station Maine" offers, among other things:

* sailing and rowing opportunities in a growing fleet of boats. * local youth the opportunity to participate in local and international sailing and rowing competitions. * summer rows for both community members and summer guests. * hands-on opportunities to learn the timeless skills of the sea, including sail making, marlinspike seamanship, and boat restoration. * school groups the opportunity to row under the guidance of an experienced coxswain.

The award celebration will be preceded by a traditional Grange dinner, at 11:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by contacting Shirley Green with their name, number of guests in the party, and a telephone number; she can be reached at 207-372-6104 or by email at

The awards program will follow at 12:30, including tributes by members of the Station Maine community, and a presentation by Muriel.

Where: Pioneer Grange; 110 Payson Road, off Rte. 17; Union, Maine 04862

When: Saturday, February 3rd, at 11:30 a.m.


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