The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this November, held a community supper and celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6. For the occasion, MCDC awarded its first-ever Honorary Life Membership to Richard Walling in recognition of his loyalty, devotion and commitment to the organization.
Along with Aline Visser and Jennifer Johnson, Walling initiated a community project in the Thetford region that eventually led to the creation of MCDC of which the mission is to develop and implement activities, services and programs that serve the English-speaking population of the Lotbinière, L’Amiante and L’Érable regions.
Walling has been, and continues to be, involved and the award was meant as a thank you from MCDC and all the community. Walling received the award from MCDC president Ann Marie Powell.