March 24, 2018
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Citizen-activists to be honored

Courtesy photo | BDN
Courtesy photo | BDN
Citizen-activists Lee and Ron Davis will be awarded the Hands of Peace Award.


ORONO — The public is invited to a potluck supper to benefit the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. The 22nd annual Harvest Supper will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Bring a vegetarian dish to share.

After the supper, the group will honor the lifetime contributions of Orono citizen-activists Lee and Ron Davis with the Hands of Peace Award; and the Young Adults with Pizzazz, the high school group at the Church of Universal Fellowship, with the Youth Hands of Peace Award. The evening will conclude with the singing of Voices for Peace directed by Marty Kelley.

Ron Davis is known widely for having conceived, planned and helped construct the Orono Bog Boardwalk. In addition to decades of teaching and research with the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, he has served as a trustee of the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and member of the board of directors of the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Lee Davis has been chairwoman of the Orono Peace Group for 15 years. Several time a year, she travels to Washington to serve as board chairwoman of Citizens for Global Solutions. Having taught biology and chemistry at the Onward Program at UMaine, she also served on the board of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, initiated the Cool Bangor Coalition and serves on the Cool Orono Committee.

Young Adults with Pizzazz, known as YAWP, the youth group of the Church of Universal Fellowship, has helped with the Peace & Justice Center’s HOPE Festival. They traveled on spring break to help rebuild houses in New Orleans and donated time to Manna Soup Kitchen and Shaw House.

The suggested donation for the potluck supper — to support the Peace & Justice Center — is $10, $15 for a family. Those who cannot afford a monetary donation are welcome to just bring a dish to share.

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