Cambridge Jaycees donate to local organizations
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.
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.