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The children of Creative Opportunity Preschool in Chestertown, an enterprise operated by Joanne Ellsworth, sing a patriotic song during the 2011 Memorial Day ceremonies. Ellsworth has been praised by others in the community for sparking the love of learning and building character in youngsters.

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Ellsworth hailed for work with youth, boosting community pride & patriotism

Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown is known both for nurturing patriotism, and responsibility in children through her pre-school — and for her work in leading the local American Legion Post, which is an influential organization locally. After years of service to her community, Ellsworth has been honored for her efforts — she's been named the local V.I.P. of the Year.


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