Bonnie Joy Richards Dewkett
Hello, Class of 2001 alumni! We’re admittedly light on news this column, so please take some time and send us your updates. No matter how small you think it is, we want to hear about it!
This month we’re featuring two classmates.
Kendall Marden works for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as a wildlife biologist in their Sidney office. He received the department’s highest honor, the Ken Anderson Award. Kendall takes part in aerial research teams studying moose and bald eagles. He also takes part in the planning process for big-game groups and animal damage control policies. Congrats, Kendall!
Katrina Petersen is in a race to save a charming historic church from ruin. She has been working to turn Crooked Steeple Hall, a fixture of downtown Winterport, into a thriving wedding and event space.
Katrina started a crowdfunding campaign to save the iconic 1850 structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. She and local residents and businesses envision it as the heart of Winterport life — a space for hosting political debates, wedding receptions, and fundraisers. It will also provide free event space to non-profit organizations.
To see more about the project, see crookedsteeplehall.com.
Best of luck, Katrina.