Washington County Extension Association Honors Volunteers

WCEA member Marianne Moore presents Dana Hatton of Charlotte with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award.

Washington County Extension Association honored several volunteers during its annual meeting Sept. 18 at the Washington County Community College in Calais.

Dana Hatton of Charlotte was honored with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his volunteer efforts in his community.  Mr. Hatton, as fire chief, has had a vital role in expanding the fire department both with recruiting new volunteers and supervising  the expansion of the facilities.  He established an EMT/First Responder team and arranged for funding and training for five firefighters to be EMT certified. The team is called out in excess of 40 times a year in support of seven local municipalities. Dana has established emergency shelters for manmade and natural disasters and has made significant impacts on the safety and well being of the residents of Charlotte and surrounding communities.

Also honored were Joan Miller of Marshfield for her volunteer efforts with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program, Maine 4-H, Senior Companion Advisory Board, and the Washington County Extension Association;  Sandra Smith of Princeton for her volunteer efforts with Maine 4-H; and Ed Farrell of Eastport for volunteering with the Senior Companion Program as a station supervisor.

Senator Joyce A. Maker presented all award winners with a legislative sentiment.


The evening featured UMaine Extension associate professor Alan Majka who presented ‘Dining with Diabetes Down East’, a four-week program that has reached 289 people in 10 communities since its inception in 2014. More information about the program, including videos and publications, is online at https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/dining-with-diabetes/. For more information about UMaine Extension in Washington County, contact 207.255.33456; extension.washington@maine.edu.