Fellowship

Fellowship
May 03, 2018
Celeste Yakawonis
Fellowship

Celeste Yakawonis has been a  self-employed Real Estate paralegal for over 30 years. She is a lifelong resident of Maine-attended Lewiston High School and the University of Maine at Orono graduating in 1974. In 2003, after joining the then Androscoggin County  Chamber of Commerce, she began to take a greater interest in the community around her. She decided that one business was not enough, and launched Gift Baskets by Celeste. Under various names this business lasted 18 years!  She then established a new business,  Party'n With Plants which hosts Garden Terrarium design classes. Currently she is a member of Central Maine Community College Foundation Board, and Treasurer / Board member of the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Extension Agency. Recently, she has joined a group at Tri County Mental Health Agency to address the issue of the opioid crisis that is facing our community, State of Maine and country.  Yakawonis was recently sponsored by Christine Wilson to re-activate her membership with the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club.  She lives in Turner with her always supportive  husband Peter, dog Bruce and six cats. She loves spending time with her grown daughters Katherine and Margaret. She loves growing plants, working out at Planet Fitness( yes really!) and taking time to enjoy life!​