Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hickman in the Community

Hosting Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and the Library Committee at the Farm in 2015

As the son of a World War II veteran and a wise woman, I was raised to revere public service and community. Civic engagement is paramount. For me, being actively involved in growing community is as necessary as food and water. 

Whether smoking ribs and sausage for hundreds each year at Rotary's Annual Family Barbecue & Gumbo Festival to End Hunger or roasting prime rib and potatoes for Rotary's Harvest Dinner, or frying chicken and braising collard greens for Rotary's Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, or flipping blueberry pancakes for Rotary's Hunter and Family Breakfast, I will always enjoy feeding people. 

I currently serve or have served on the following volunteer boards, commissions or committees: 

Winthrop Area Rotary Foundation, Chair
Winthrop Area Rotary Club, Past President
Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen, Secretary
Winthrop Area Food Center at Annabessacook Farm, Director
Annabessacook Lake Improvement Association Board of Directors
Maranacook Local Foods Buying Club Board of Directors

Sons of the American Legion, Post #40
Theater at Monmouth Board of Trustees
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center Board of Trustees
Western Kennebec Economic Development Association Board of Directors
Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Winthrop Conservation Commissioner
Winthrop Green Committee Member
University of Maine System Board of Agriculture
University of Maine at Augusta Board of Visitors