The Friends of the Townsend Seniors and the William E. May Endowment Fund Award Committee have named Jane and Ray Jackson as the 2014 William E. May Endowment Fund Award honorees.

The annual endowment fund award recognizes and honors people for their commitment and unselfish acts of kindness toward the well-being and quality of life for the residents of Townsend.

Nominations for the 2014 award were submitted this spring and the endowment committee selected Jane and Ray Jackson for their commitment to and genuine interest in the town of Townsend. They have worked to promote various organizations, activities and programs to benefit and improve the lives of citizens of all ages throughout the community.

Ray was a member of Townsend's Council on Aging for over 20 years. He served as Scoutmaster in Townsend and on the executive board of the Nashua Valley Boy Scout Council. Ray is a working volunteer member of Friends of Willard Brook, planning and building trails in Willard Brook and Pearl Hill state parks for the public to use.

Jane was active in all levels of Townsend Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts. She, along with Nancy Shepherd, co-founded the Friends of the Townsend Seniors in 2000. Jane helped to launch the Hope Community Chorus and is currently co-chair for the fifth anniversary milestone celebration of Townsend's Library and Senior Center.

Please save the date -- Saturday, Oct. 18 -- for the 14th annual William E.


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May Endowment Fund Award Dinner.

For tickets or information about the dinner, please all Bob Tumber, 978-597-8843.