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Mainers Mark Sept. 11th By Donating Time 

Catherine Pegram

Some Mainers marked September 11th by giving the gift of time.In Bangor, dozens of people volunteered to clean up and restore a park in the Park Woods Transitional Housing area. The local Lowe’s store provided most of the materials.The project was organized by the Maine Commission for Community Service.It was designed to honor the wishes of family members of those killed in the terrorist attacks. They say the best way to keep the memories of their loved ones alive is to for people to give back to their communities.Rochelle Runge with the Maine Commission for Community Service says, “I think it would be great if people took away a spirit of community service. If they would look at this opportunity and think about other ways in which they can contribute to their community so this great state we live in can be a better place to work and live.”Governor Baldacci kicked off the clean up.The project is also part of a nationwide campaign, prompted by the President, to promote service. For information about other volunteer opportunities, log on to volunteermaine.org.