The Harlow Gallery was one of the award recipients at the “Celebrating a Community that Cares” ceremony at Kaplan University on Saturday, October 3 2015. Senator Susan Collins was the keynote speaker at the event, which honored local nonprofits, along with businesses of The Marketplace at Augusta for their commitment to community outreach.
From an article in the Kennebec Journal, “The event, held in a Kaplan classroom, drew a standing-room-only crowd, including city and state legislators.
“All the organizations being recognized today understand about giving back to the community that supports them,” said Roger Pomerleau, a marketplace partner. Marketplace businesses raise more than $200,000 each year for local charities and nonprofits in addition to donating materials, space and time.
“We’re always trying to weave ourselves into the fabric of the community and give back,” Pomerleau said. “We’re going to continue to do that.”
Collins said the event was a chance to recognize many organizations and individuals who work behind the scenes to make Augusta, and the region, a better place to live.”