The Maine Recreation and Park Association recently honored the following awards for 2011:
Bangor Parks and Recreation
Facility of Merit Award for renvovation of the old Bangor Armory Building
Town of Old Orchard Beach
Facility of Merit Award for restoration of "The Ballpark"
Sharri MacDonald and Linda Mailhot, Old Orchard Beach
Co-recipients of the MRPA "Citizen Volunteer of the Year" Award for their leadership of "OOB365"
In honor of his decades of service to MRPA and preparing young people for the field, MRPA has renamed the Young Professional of the Year Award the "Dr. Bill Eckart Young Professional Award"
Angela O'Connor, Recreation Coordinator, Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation
First recipient of the Dr. Bill Eckart Young Professional Award
Marcel Blouin, Director, Sanford Parks and Recreation Department
William V. Haskell Distinquished Professional of the Year of Award
Cindy Hazelton, Director, Gorham Recreation Department
Honored for her two years of leadership as MRPA Board President