Decal Gymnastics of Waterville and its owner Carol Hamilton-Brewer were honored in the state Senate recently with 30 young gymnasts on hand to hear praise of an organization that has helped its students gain self-confidence, discipline, strength and focus.

Over the years, boys and girls of all ages have benefited from classes, and its gymnasts have been recognized as the best in New England, according to a news release from the Senate Majority Office.

In its 25th year, the business was recently honored with the Kount on Kindness award given by the International Gymnastics Camp for programs that promote positive role models and sense of belonging for young people.

Last year Decal Gymnastics raised more than $3,000 for the Travis Mills Foundation, which is renovating an estate in Mount Vernon and Rome to serve as a retreat for wounded and injured veterans and their families.

“Mrs. Hamilton-Brewer, along with her daughters, knows the importance of community service, and it is for this reason and many more that I am thrilled to be able to recognize them today,” Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton, who sponsored the resolution honoring Decal, said in the release.

The business, which now has four locations in Waterville, Augusta, Skowhegan and Wilton, is named for Hamilton-Brewer’s daughters, Delani, Carlee and Alexis, who all play an important role in the operation.

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