Ellsworth Gymnastics Center Receives Award 

The owner of an Ellsworth gymnastics center has received a national award.Doug Springer, owner of Springers Gymnastics Center was recognized for excellent small business practices by the National Association for the Self Employed.He was given a $4000 grant by the organization last year, to help grow the boys program at the gym.Springer was so successful with that, male enrollment increased 10%.The association was so impressed they presented him with this award, which comes with a $20,000 check. Springer says, “The biggest part of our usage of the prize is we’re going to start a mobile program and so I’m buying some equipment that we can put into a trailer and take to other schools and take our program out on the road.”Springer says they’ve also bought some safety equipment and more balance beams.The gymnastics center has been open for five years, on the Bucksport Road. For more information on the programs, contact them at 667-0880.