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Temple, New Vineyard residents recognized for receiving Spirit of America award

Sen. Russell Black with Isabelle Foss of Temple.

AUGUSTA – Senator Russell Black (R - Wilton) presented Isabelle Foss of Temple and Richard Woods of New Vineyard with legislative sentiments on Thursday, April 11, recognizing that they each received the Spirit of America award.

Foss was recommended for this award by the Town of Temple for her volunteer service to the town, Franklin Memorial Hospital, Literacy Volunteers, the local food closet and the local historical society.

Woods was recommended for this award by the Town of New Vineyard for his volunteer service to the Historical Society, the library, town office and to others with computers.

Established in 1990, Spirit of America Awards recognize individuals and organizations around Maine for commendable community service.

Sen. Russell Black with Richard Woods of New Vineyard.

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  1. There is no one more deserving to the American Spirit Award than Isabelle Foss. Isabelle is the most caring and giving person I know. She is the finest example of what service to others mean. Well done Isabelle!!!!Audrey

  2. Well deserved. Congratulations.

  3. Congratulations Belle!!!

  4. Well deserved Richard.

  5. They made a great choice in Richard Woods... but I imagine it was hard to choose between Richard and his wife Suzie, they both embody "commendable community service"
    New Vineyard is fortunate to have them!

  6. Congratulations Belle!! Well deserved!!

  7. Isabelle Foss,
    Greatly deserved, she was a great neighbor, cub scout leader, and a great mentor.

  8. Congratulations to the both of you. Well deserved recognition. Wish there were more people like you. :)