JACKMAN — Community members gathered Monday, Nov. 24, in the Forest Hills School library to give thanks to folks who make our community a better place to live during the Ninth annual Night of Thanks.

The only living World War II veterans who live in the community were thanked: Wallace Bisson, Leo Boudreau and Rene Morin, according to a news release from RSU 82/MSAD 12.

The United States Border Patrol — Jackman station was recognized for their continued support of community events such as motorcades, being involved in the Leadership team — running active shooter training for schools and running a great Citizen’s academy for several years. Reggie Felker, Patrol Officer in Charge, accepted on their behalf.

Boyd Fortier was thanked for going above and beyond job expectations to get permission to deliver mail inside to an elderly family as well as other acts of kindness.

Louisa Quirion thinks of others who cannot attend mass and delivers church bulletins as well as providing transportation to senior citizens.

Bill and Dottie Crumley were recognized for providing space for a community garden that fed two dozen families this year.

And finally, an emotional thank you was given to Reggie Griffin with a moment of silence at the end. He was nominated on behalf of the Leadership team, Chamber of Commerce, Border Riders and Jackman trail system for his tireless assistance for the many projects that many organizations have come to him for help with, according to the release. Griffin never refused to help in whatever way was needed. He was recognized for his giving spirit and humble dedication to the area.

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