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November 30, 2012

An $84,500 gift for Port

Morrill Foundation makes annual award for city projects

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The foundation was created by Robert and Gayden Morrill’s father, Frank Forrest Morrill (1912-2004), in honor of his own father, former Mayor Morrill, who served from 1932 to 1935.

Every year, the trustees, who also include Robert and Gayden Morrill’s brother, Jim, have met with the mayor and other city officials to select projects that the foundation will support.

During the past decade, funds from the foundation have been used for such projects as the Clipper City Rail Trail, Joppa Park, Brown Square, Moseley Woods, Bartlet Mall, Atkinson Common, the Powder House, World War Memorial Stadium and others.

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