Paul Bunyan Citizen Awards 

Wayne Harvey

A crowd of more than fifty people packed in to the Bangor Parks and Recreation building to honor some unsung heroes of the Bangor community.As part of Bangor’s 175th anniversary thirty-four people were selected to receive the Paul Bunyan Citizen’s Award.The award went to folks who make a difference in their community, through their selfless acts.Each recipient was awarded a plaque.This is the first time that these awards have been given out.Bangor City Council Chair Gerry Palmer handed the awards.He said Bangor wouldn’t be what it is without these award winners.”These people make Bangor what it is, we’re friendly, we’re down home friendly, and we’re diverse here and everybody contributes and we have a better city because of it.”Recipients must be Bangor residents and not hold political office.This is the first year the Paul Bunyan Awards were handed out.