AUGUSTA – Malcolm Gill was honored recently for his years of summertime service in state parks. Gill, a Dixfield resident, is a fifth-grade teacher at T.W. Kelly Middle School in Dixfield.

For 24 years he spent his summers working at Mount Blue State Park in Weld as a receptionist and a laborer. In recognition of his years of service, he received a “Gold Pass,” which entitles him to free admission to any state park for life.

“I am grateful for this pass as a thank-you’ for 24 years of service. I am looking forward to using it at Mount Blue,” Gill said.

Pat McGowan, commissioner of the Department of Conservation, which oversees the state parks, presented the pass to Gill.

Also present at the Blaine House ceremony was Sen. Bruce Bryant (D-Oxford County), who, in addition to representing Dixfield, serves as chairman of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee.

“Mr. Gill is a great example of the kind of service we like to encourage in Maine,” said Bryant. “He is a great role model, and this is a perfect reward for all the work that he has done for the park.”

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