REM Award Honorees (2016) — Sally Ann Parks (BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation)

The Business and Professional Women/Maine Futurama Foundation is honoring Sally Ann Parks (1946-2016) as its REM Community Volunteer for 2016.

Sally Ann co-chaired the original Futurama Arts and Crafts Fair, which was held in Augusta for many years and showcased small, women-owned businesses and provided funding for scholarship program. Additional activities include being instrumental in the formation of BPW/ME Futurama Foundation, and being a trustee for many years as well as serving as secretary for the foundation.

She was born in Waterville, Maine, the daughter of the late Harold W. and Eva T. Connor. She graduated from Lawrence High School as valedictorian, from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, and from the University of Maine at Orono with a Masters in Business Administration. She has worked in the office for Wyandotte Industries and C. F. Hathaway Company before having her own personnel agency in downtown Waterville for fifteen years. She started working for the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, in 1990 as a field representative and interviewer.

Sally met her husband, Larry, square dancing. Together they enjoyed traveling to square dances in Maine and other states. Travel was always a special pastime for them, including four trips to Hawaii, where they honeymooned, Bermuda, twice to Nashville, three times to Niagara Falls, Quebec City and San Diego, along with several states and Canadian provinces.

The Waterville BPW also chose Sally Ann Parks as its REM Award honoree in 2006.

To learn more about the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation, visit its website.

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