Art show June 24 to celebrate WMCA’s 45 years

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Among the students volunteering their time to refresh the gardens in front of the administration building in preparation for the event from the Livermore Falls High School Life Skills Class are: Brad Hyde, Aaron Bryant, Jordan Gill, Sasha Whitney, Kateri Pratt, Stephanie Jordan, Tiffany Greene and TJ Young

WILTON – In conjunction with an art show titled “The Art of Community Action,” on June 24, Western Maine Community Action will celebrate 45 years of service to the communities of Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties.

Twenty-three artists from the same counties WMCA serves will exhibit at its administration office through October. The show, “The Art of Community Action,” will open on June 24th at 5 p.m.

“We are looking forward to the exhibit and celebrating 45 years of service with friends and colleagues,” said Fen Fowler, executive director.

The students pictured above are volunteering their time to refresh the gardens in front of the administration building in preparation for the event. The students are from the Livermore Falls High School Life Skills Class.

“Working in the community teaches responsibility and gives students work experience”, said Diane Maurais, classroom teacher. “The kids love working. One student has already secured a summer job from skills he has honed through work experience.”

WMCA is a community action agency providing services to low and moderate income people in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. Over 58 programs are available through the agency’s Career Center Services, Community Services, Health Services, Housing and Energy Services, Keeping Seniors Home Services and Nutrition Services. WMCA is one of ten Community Action Agencies in Maine, and is part of a national poverty fighting network of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies.

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