MECHANIC FALLS – Members of the Pottle Works firewood processing operation received certificates of achievement after successfully completing a course in chain saw operation.

In order for the recipients, Dave Meserve, Nate Pepin and Chuck Hilton, to receive a certificate, they viewed a series of videos and took part in hands-on experience on safety and chain saw operation, which included understanding proper gear, safety rules, handling the saw, maintenance of the equipment and proper cutting procedures.

It was followed by a question-and-answer session, a written test and a practical exam on the site at the organization’s wood yard in Mechanic Falls.

Pottle Works is a work service program of Pottle Hill Inc., which is a progressive non profit organization providing services to people with developmental disabilities. In addition to the firewood operation, Pottle Works also offers work opportunities in light manufacturing assembly, janitorial and grounds keeping.

Job coaching, job development, assessments and day habilitation are offered through Pottle Works. Pottle Hill also offers a program to people with developmental disabilities who are of retirement status at the W.T. Twarog Senior Enrichment Center in Auburn.

Anyone interested in learning more about Pottle Works firewood prices and other services should call Sandy Dunn at 345-3511, ext. 15.

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