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Wallagrass woman, 96, honored at PondFest event

WALLAGRASS, Maine — Laura Saucier received special recognition at the 2019 PondFest Celebration in Wallagrass. 

The Wallagrass/Soldier Pond Revitalization Committee dedicated this year’s event, held Saturday, June 29, to Saucier, 96, in honor of her being the small town’s oldest living resident. 

Fellow Wallagrass resident Thomas Pinette escorted Saucier to the event in style in his shiny blue 1931 Model A Ford.

During the ride, Saucier demonstrated a sharp sense of humor for a lady approaching a century of life.

“She told me my car was not as old as her,” Pinette said.

Pinette chauffeured Saucier to the front of the Wallagrass Community Center where Saucier accepted awards of a certificate with her picture on it, a hanging plant, and a PondFest T-shirt. Saucier also received a free barbecued meal at PondFest.

Local musician Taylor Martin provided live fiddle music as Saucier pulled up to the building in the vintage automobile.

“She was so pleased,” said PondFest organizer Elaine Desjardins. “She said the music reminded her of when they used to do the jigs. She was very happy.”

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