Volunteer honored at luncheon

Aug 26, 2014
Courtesy of: Mary Lee Merrill Pastor Jennifer Curran presents a bouquet of flowers to Karen George in appreciation for years of volunteer work. Also pictured is Rev. Nancy Duncan.

Waldoboro — From the inception in October 2005 to the present time, Karen George of the Waldoboro Broad Bay Congregational Church has been and continues to be a faithful volunteer at the community luncheons held in the vestry of the Waldoboro United Methodist Church.

George was honored for her service at a luncheon on Aug. 21. Pastor Jennifer Curran of the Waldoboro United Methodist Church and Rev. Nancy Duncan of the Waldoboro Broad Bay Congregational Church presented a bouquet of flowers to her in appreciation of her service — past, present and future.

George has spent her life focused on outreach to others. Her passion and dedication to others has inspired many in a variety of community organizations.The ceremony preceded the Waldoboro/Bremen Food Pantry, which meets 1 to 6 p.m.

The intent of the community luncheons is to have it on the day of the Waldoboro/Bremen Food Pantry on the third Thursday of the month to those using the service and to members of the community who are also welcome. The Food Pantry also meets the first Thursday of the month in the Waldoboro United Methodist Church vestry, 1 to 6 p.m. Members of both churches contribute food for the luncheons and work in the kitchen with various chairmen of the event.

Rev. Joseph Beardsley of the Waldoboro United Methodist Church and Rev. Nancy Duncan of the Waldoboro Broad Bay Congregational Church originated the idea of the community luncheons at a meeting on Oct. 18, 2005 with George also present at that time. The luncheons began in January 2006 up to the present.

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