2018 Natural Leader Award presented to Poland Spring Preservation Society
POLAND SPRING, ME – More than 100 local recipients of 2017 Poland Spring Good Neighbor Grants will be recognized at the company’s biennial luncheon honoring them for their community service. The luncheon will be held on August 28, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the historic Poland Spring Museum at 115 Preservation Way, Poland Spring, Maine.
Good Neighbor Grants are awarded to community groups with a focus on education, environmental conservation, and other local causes that help improve the future of Maine. Since 2000, Poland Spring has given more than $7 million to local Maine community organizations, causes and events through this program.
In addition to honoring all of the 2017 grant recipients, Poland Spring will present the top honor, the 2018 Natural Leader Award, to a non-profit that is very close to home: The Poland Spring Preservation Society. The Natural Leader Award is given biennially to a local organization in recognition of its commitment to making Maine a better place to live and work. The Natural Leader Award winner is chosen from among the many recipients of the 2017 Good Neighbor Grants.
“We’re delighted to receive the Natural Leader Award this year,” said Jim Delamater, President of the Poland Spring Preservation Society board of directors. “Our work in preserving the Maine State Building and All Souls Chapel is truly a labor of love. Poland Spring’s support of our work helps bring the history of these buildings alive with visitors and community celebrations and events.”
“Not only is the Poland Spring Preservation Society dedicated to preserving and promoting two very important landmarks in Maine history, it also contributes greatly to the sense of community and pride in the town of Poland,” said Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager for Poland Spring.
The most recent Natural Leader Awards have been presented to Lake Stewards of Maine; the Saco River Recreational Council; The Ecology School; Gulf of Maine Research Institute for the LabVenture! Program; and Lynne Richard for Project WET.
About Poland Spring
Established in 1845, Poland Spring®Brand 100% Natural Spring Water has invested in Maine and created jobs using an abundant, renewable resource. The brand, part of Nestlé Waters North America Inc., operates three Maine bottling plants in Poland, Hollis and Kingfield. Additionally, Poland Spring maintains spring sources in Fryeburg, Poland, Dallas Plantation, Poland Spring, Pierce Pond Township, Kingfield, Denmark, Hollis and Lincoln, Maine. Poland Spring also:
- Employs nearly 900 full-time and seasonal workers across the state, contributing nearly $49 million to the economy in annual payroll;
- Spends over $135 million directly with other Maine companies each year; and
- Invested over $7 million in community giving since 2000 to support schools, local non-profits, fire and rescue, environmental conservation, and many other local and statewide causes.
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