Kenduskeag Grange Members Honored 

Members of a local grange were honored on Sunday for their commitment to community service.Mystic Tie Grange Number 58 in Kenduskeag was presented with a special Spirit of America Foundation Award Sunday afternoon.They were chosen from more than 100 local granges across the state for their commitment to volunteerism and raising funds for community initiatives.Grange Master Cathie Spaulding says it’s a great honor to be recognized for all the hard work grange members do all year long. “We’ve supported our local school with school supplies, we do a food pantry once a week, we play bingo twice a week and all the funds are donated back to he community. We support local scholarship funds and we help the fire department raise money for equipment.”The Spirit of America Foundation was started in Augusta by Roger Pomerleau, to encourage others to volunteer.Everyone who receives a Spirit of America award this year will be honored at a special Spirit of America Day ceremony in 2010.