Cam­bridge Jaycees do­nate to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions

Dorchester Star - - Regional - By LAURA WORMUTH lwor­muth@star­dem.com

CAM­BRIDGE — The Cam­bridge Jaycees Mili­tia pre­sented five com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions with dona­tions gar­nered from the Page Richard­son Me­mo­rial Fund on the evening of Oct. 19, at Gov­er­nor’s Hall at Sail­winds Park in Cam­bridge for the first time in five years.

A com­mit­tee of Mary­land Mili­tia and JCI chap­ter mem­bers chose five re­cip­i­ents to re­ceive dona­tions for com­mu­nity projects — Amer­i­can Legion post 91 for their build­ing fund, Bay­wa­ter An­i­mal Res­cue, Coastal Hospice, Pleas­ant Day Adult Day­care for their One Day Vet Pro­gram, and Post 88 29th Di­vi­sion As­so­ci­a­tion for their sock drive for Vet­er­ans dur­ing the hol­i­days.

The fund was cre­ated in mem­ory of Page Richard­son, a for­mer mem­ber who be­lieved strongly in the pur­pose of the Jaycees, said Jeanne Webster with the Cam­bridge Jaycee Mili­tia/Page Richard­son Foun­da­tion. “Ev­ery year we try to pick things that were of in­ter­est to Page,” she said.

Af­ter Richard­son’s death, he left part of his es­tate to the Jaycees and the in­ter­est ac­crued each year is do­nated to com­mu­nity projects, said Webster, but be­cause of re­cent in­ter­est rates, the Jaycees have been un­able to present funds for the last five years.

“The first dona­tions were made in 1992 and to date we have do­nated al­most $100,000 in in­ter­est,” said Webster, with all of those dona­tions from the Page Richard­son Fund go­ing di­rectly to­wards projects in lead­er­ship train­ing and com­mu­nity ser­vice lo­cally.

PHOTO BY LAURA WORMUTH

Front row from left; Nancy Ste­wart, Coastal Hospice; Mau­reen Scott-Tay­lor, Bay­wa­ter An­i­mal Res­cue; Michelle Plum­mer, Jaycees Past Pres­i­dent. Back row from left; Dan Wil­cox, Sons of the Amer­i­can Legion; Tommy An­der­son, Amer­i­can Legion Post 91; Bob­bie Ew­ing, Cam­bridge Jaycees; Jeanne Webster, Cam­bridge Jaycees; Mike Leonard, Cam­bridge Jaycees/Mary­land Mili­tia; Danny Seabrease, Pleas­ant Day Adult Home; Ed Lloyd, 29th Di­vi­sion Post 88.

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