AUBURN — Maine State Trooper Elgin Physic was presented with the Community Citizen Award at the annual Open Meeting of Danville Junction Grange, in conjunction with National Grange Month.

Physic, who has been in law enforcement for more than 10 years, has acted as a role model by helping people in trouble to make better choices. He has volunteered for many years as a basketball coach in connection with AAU Basketball. He is presently the freshman basketball coach at Edward Little High School.

The presentation was made by State Community Service Committee Chair Christine Corliss and Glenys Ryder of Danville Junction.

A highlight of the evening was the celebration of the 150th birthday of the National Grange. A birthday cake was enjoyed during the dessert, which preceded the meeting. A re-dedication ceremony, which was issued by National Grange for their 125th anniversary, was conducted by Lecturer Norma Meserve and other officers. Wes Ryder read an original poem commemorating the occasion.

Angelo Giberti entertained the audience by providing music on the guitar.

A Membership Award for 65 years was presented to Glenys Ryder by her husband and Past Master Wes Ryder. She is still active at the Subordinate, Pomona, and State levels of the Grange and is currently Chairman of the Maine State Grange Executive Committee.

Elgin Physic

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