Photo courtesy of Hidden Valley Nature Center
Gerry Flanagan (center) recently was honored with Hidden Valley Nature Center’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Here, Flanagan and volunteers (from left) Kelly Jones, Kristin Pennock, Flanagan, Suki Flanagan and Tracy Moskovitz help out — in the rain — at the nature center’s recent trail race.
JEFFERSON, Maine — Gerry Flanagan of Alna recently was honored with Hidden Valley Nature Center’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is presented each year at a Volunteer Appreciation dinner to the person who stands out as a generous donor of time, skills, energy and ideas.
Flanagan has put in countless hours doing all things digital, maintaining the Web page and events registration, and doing manual work. A group of volunteers including Gerry spent a cold February day assembling the aluminum boardwalk that now takes visitors out to the bog. One of his most recent volunteer jobs was directing runners in center’s annual trail race held in October.
Flanagan said he was surprised and pleased to be this year’s recipient. The award, a stuffed Central American toad, passed from the honoree of the previous year to the next honoree, was presented to him by last year’s winner, Dan Townsend.