Grange presents annual awards at Palermo Days

Ann Bako, right, grand master of the Branch Mills Grange, presents the Spirit of America award to Summer Hotham. (photo by Mary Haskell)

As a part of Palermo Days festivities, the Branch Mills Grange #336 hosted its annual public supper/awards dinner. Every year, the Grange recognizes two deserving individuals. This year, Summer Hotham was the recipient of the Spirit of America Award. The Spirit of America Foundation was created in 1990 to honor volunteerism. Through Erskine Academy’s Community Service Program, Summer has accrued over 248 volunteer hours.

Marylou Sydney McNeil was this year’s recipient of the Grange Award. The purpose of this award is to formally recognize an individual who, although not a Grange member, has volunteered their time and talents for the betterment of The Order. Marylou has used her decorating flair to decorate the tables for public suppers and has helped sort and stage items for the Grange’s flea markets.

Ann Bako presents Marylou Sydney McNeil with the Grange Award. (photo by Mary Haskell)


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