Community reception for Buffington Sept. 15
South Thomaston — The public is invited to a community reception in South Thomaston on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wessaweskeag Historical Society to honor Audrey Buffington and acknowledge her contributions to the schools as she plans to relocate.
Buffington "retired" to South Thomaston in 1995 after a distinguised career as a teacher, county supervisor, and state supervisor of mathematics in Maryland for some 26 years. After retiring from the Maryland systems, she taught math for another 12 years in Massachusetts public schools. When her second "retirement" brought her to South Thomaston, she again took up teaching, first at University College of Thomaston, and then at U Rock in Rockland.
Meanwhile, she continued professionally active as a speaker, workshop leader, author, and publisher. To take up the slack, she became a member of the School Board of SAD 5 from 2004-2007, serving as chairman from 2005-2007.
Her keen interest in the students of this area and her willingness to contribute in many different ways will have an impact on area schools for many years, according to a news release.
After a house fire this summer destroyed her home in South Thomaston, Audrey Buffington is "retiring" again, this time to Franklin, Tenn. to be near her family, which includes a daughter, three grandsons, a granddaughter-in-law, and two great-grandsons.
The public is invited to acknowledge her many contributions to the area. The historical society is located at the Keag in South Thomaston. For more information, call 596-7186.