AUBURN — Nearly 50 members and guests recently attended the Danville Junction Grange’s open meeting.

Police officer Justin Richardson of the Auburn Police Department was presented the Community Service Award by Master Karen Gagne and Community Service Chairwoman Glenys Ryder.  

Richardson, known as “Officer Friendly” at Edward Little High School, mentors students, supports the staff and connects with parents. He coaches a basketball team at the Boys and Girls Club, helps out at the PAL Center and works on public gatherings.
He has taught classes at Central Maine Community College and the Auburn Citizens Police Academy. He was Danville Junction Grange’s nominee for the Officer of the Year contest at the Maine State Grange.
Local musician Mitch Thomas entertained the crowd by playing piano.
A membership certificate was presented to 70-year member William Hatch by State Master Rick Grotton.
The following members were acknowledged but unable to attend: Althea King, 75 years of membership; Lorraine Additon, 70 years; Tom Bennett, 60 years; Peter Wills, 55 years; and Susie Faulkner, 40 years.
An appreciation certificate was given to Louise Roberts of Excelsior Grange for serving as pianist at the meetings.

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