Frank Snow-- 2012 John W. Coombs Award Winner

11:59 AM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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On paper, Frank Snow of Brooksville volunteers several hours every month at the Brooksville Meals Café, transporting nutritious meals from Deer Isle, where the meals are prepared to Brooksville's elderly population, where the meals are served by other volunteers. In reality, he gives countless hours, quietly, to those in town who are ill, coping with misfortune, in need of a hand.

Snow gives Christmas presents to needy children, provides transportation to those who need it and delivers meals to housebound people, well beyond the doors of the Brooksville Meals Café. He even helped launch a scholarship program for students of any age in memory of his late daughter.

Audrey Peasley says that "Frank has never received an award for all he does. The time is long overdue."

All three Selectmen of Brooksville enthusiastically agree: "He is one of the first to offer assistance when needed. Whether it is a community function, school or youth program, or a family going through a difficult time, you can always count on Frank's support."

He helped with fundraising for Friendship Cottage, an adult day program for people with dementia. He transforms everyday moments into gifts: he mows the town ball field, fixes the dishwasher at the Meals for ME dining center, then brings them ice cream... transforming the ordinary into something more. Frank is 90 years old. A former trustee and still an active member at the West Brooksville Congregational Church, he recently donated the gold ball that tops their new steeple.

The people of Brooksville are pleased to give honor to Frank Snow, a worthy man with a heart of gold.

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