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Eleven recipients of this year’s Gloucester Citizenship Awards will be honored by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at a public ceremony on Sunday, May 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. Chosen by the church Social Justice Committee from nearly 50 submitted nominations, the recipients embody the spirit of Unitarian Universalism: open-hearted giving, solely for what those gifts mean, for no pay, and often, no recognition. This year’s citizens are: Dennis Acker and Rick Doucette, Roger Corbin, Newton Fink, Shannon Gallagher, Reverend Ronald Gariboldi, Paul Harling, Russell Hobbs, Sheldon (Don) Knowles, Karen Ristuben, and Diana Smith. The church is located at Middle and Center streets with handicapped access via the Church Street entrance; Dress is informal.
The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Church of East Gloucester, Chapel Street. All lot owners are welcome. As always, only registered lot owners may vote, but all interested parties are invited. A friendly reminder that all artificial flowers and containers must be removed from the cemetery before May 20. Lot owners are responsible for the removal of any trash. Applications for Cemetery Caretakers should be sent to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 553, Gloucester, MA 01930 before May 18. Applicants must be fully licensed and insured. For more information, call Mary Ann Boucher at 978-281-3348.