UMW Recognition Award

Kathie Hackett (left) receives the 2012 UMW Recognition from Linda Wakefield.

Kathie Hackett (left) receives the 2012 UMW Recognition Award from Linda Wakefield.

 

Special honor for Kathie Hackett

For many years, Kathie Hackett has been the treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s organization. But without the title of president, she also has been running and organizing all of the group’s events.

That dedication and commitment were highlighted on Sunday, Nov. 11, when Linda Wakefield presented Kathie with the UMW’s 2012 Recognition Award. Because Kathie prepares every UMW event — but not this one — Sunday’s presentation was a major surprise. It clearly was well deserved.

Baking cakes for special occasions is one of Kathie'smany contributions to the church.

Baking cakes for special occasions is one of Kathie's many contributions to the church.

In addition to her work with the UMW, which includes preparing receptions for funerals and special events, organizing the annual Whatever Sale, and making all of the preparations for selling Italian sandwiches on Super Bowl Sunday, Kathie is the church’s communion steward, has been both an usher and greeter, and has been involved in the teaching of Sunday School classes.

Kathie pulls together the UMW for Super Bowl Sunday sandwiches.

Kathie pulls together the UMW for Super Bowl Sunday sandwiches.

Kathie also is well known for the many cakes she has made and also the extradordinary macaroni and cheese she prepares for church suppers. For the annual Jolly Snowman Fair, Kathie makes fine crafts, and for many church events for which some people don’t have the transportation to attend, it’s Kathie who provides rides.

In addition to loving dogs of her own, Kathie is a Willard Beach dog walker and beach cleaner.

In addition to loving dogs of her own, Kathie is a Willard Beach dog walker and beach cleaner.

From her home in South Portland, Kathie is involved in community events, including being a Willard Beach dog walker and cleaner of the beach. She also teaches Matter of Balance classes.

With the UMW, Kathie provides a means for women of the church to get together for worship, fellowship, to raise money for missions, to enjoy each other's company, and to laugh!

With the UMW, Kathie (second row, far right) provides a means for women of the church to get together for worship, fellowship, to raise money for missions, to enjoy each other's company, and to laugh!

Thank you, Kathie, for all you do!!!

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