Congratulations on our 2022 Dedication Recipient
The Town of Cornish would like to give a huge Thank You to Leona Chasse for her contributions to the town. Leona headed the Thompson Park Committee, spent endless hours to assure a Veterans Monument would be secured in Thompson Park and her involvement with the Bicentennial Committee, as well as all her other community involvements.
We would also like to give our heartfelt gratitude for her service as a World War II Veteran for the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Service) “CODE GIRL” and working hard to maintain this nations security and keeping us safe!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
The Spirit of America Award was established to recognize volunteerism and the Cornish Board of Selectmen selected Vinal H. Pendexter as the 2022 Spirit of America recipient for his tireless dedication to many hours of committee and community work.
Vinal H. Pendexter was born in South Hiram, Maine in January of 1948. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy and Central Maine Vocational Technology Institute in Auburn and served his country in the United States Army Reserves as a medic.
Vinal is married to Jean A. Sturgeon and has two daughters, Meridith L. Kovach of North Carolina, and Allison P. Back of Sudway, Massachusetts. He also has three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
On November 2, 2022, Vinal was presented the prestigious “Spirit of America Foundation Award” by the York County Commissioners in Alfred, Maine. This award was presented to Vinal for his hard work and dedication as a Cornish Selectman, as well as his many other volunteer activities to the town.
The committee’s and volunteer work consists of, but not limited to the following:
Vinal’s generosity and empathy in helping those around him in a spirit many can aspire to “always putting the betterment of the town first”, the Cornish Selectboard Members wish to recognize Vinal for his many years of distinguished service with the 2022 Spirit of America Foundation Award.