TOPSHAM — Sagadahoc County winners of the 2011 Spirit of America Foundation Award for outstanding community service were recognized during a Dec. 7 ceremony hosted by Topsham Grange.

Award recipients included:

— Arrowsic Conservation Commission, which conducted an alewives project for the past three or four years.

— Kimberly Gates of Bath, who organized the Bath Mobile Food Truck deliveries for three years.

— FHC Inc., of Bowdoin, which runs several community projects, including fundraisers for the fire department and school.

— Brooke Cox, who heads Bowdoinham’s Recreation Department, and Stephen Cox, who has “dedicated a lot of time and energy to serving as a coach of youth sports teams,” according to a Spirit of America Foundation release.

— Georgetown Community Center, which was honored for a variety of projects, including a Christmas toy and food drive.

— Richard Lemont, who served as chairman of the Phippsburg Shellfish Commission and as a member of the Harbor Commission for more than 20 years.

— Key players in reviving the Richmond Food Pantry, including Maureen Babicki ( food coordinator), Betty Horning ( initiator), Carol Hoopingarner ( financial director), Mary Kenney (fundraiser), Cynthia Martin ( volunteer contact), Carol Miller ( food coordinator), Marilyn Stinson (media contact), Janette Sweem ( vice chairwoman), Alan Thornton ( chairman), Rae Webster (treasurer) and Naomi York (membership/client).

— Ralph Williams of Topsham, who spent years researching and preserving the history of Topsham.

— The West Bath Volunteer Fire Department, which does inspections and raises awareness to prevent fires.

— Ronald Wills of Woolwich, who “helped lots of people by doing a variety of miscellaneous tasks over the years,” the release states.

Among those who attended the Dec. 7 event were state Rep. Mike Clarke, D- Bath, state Rep. Kerri Prescott, RTopsham, state Rep. Kim Olsen, R-Phippsburg, Sheriff Joel Merry and Terrence McCabe, president of the Spirit of America Foundation.



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