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Feature Article - November 30, 2006

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Feature Article - November 30, 2006

Addington Highlands honours special individuals

by Ken Hook

On November 26, four individuals were honoured at the annual Addington Highlands Township Christmas Party.The small Denbigh Municipal Hall was packed with over 100 township employees, volunteers and councilors.

A recognition of bravery was awarded to Pete Tryon of Kaladar by Fire Chief Casey Cuddy.In December 2005,Pete Tryon helped a transport driver escape from his burning truck when it collided into Bence Motors on Highway #7. Pete received a standing ovation for his outstanding efforts in this life-threatening traffic accident.

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For the first time, a "Key to the Township" was awarded to Bill Brown for his community involvement on the Economic Development Committee. Bill started the committee over six years ago under the direction of Reeve Henry Hogg. The committee has worked on several projects including resort development, cell phone expansion, development of a township web site and the business breakfast series. The Key was awarded to Bill Brown by Past Reeve Henry Hogg and current Chair of the AHEAD committee, Larry Pealow.

Catherine Thompson was recognized for her excellent work as caretaker of the Flinton Hall for the last six years. Catherine will be retiring from the position and will be sadly missed by the Township. She was presented with a gift of appreciation from the Township by Councillor Bill Cox, Chair of the Recreational Facilities Committee.

Lastly, Deputy Reeve Lorraine Berger was presented with a special award for 24 years of municipal service to her community. Lorraine served as Warden of Lennox & Addington County in 1993 and hasserved oncountless committees. Hergreatest passion has always been libraries. Lorraine and her husband Ford have given many years of dedicated efforts to improve theDenbigh and Flinton libraries.Councillor Eythel Grant received an original painting by Mr. Harold Kaufmann of Denbigh, on behalf of Lorraine Berger, who was unable to attend the ceremony. Reeve Ken Hook presented the award on behalf of Township Council.

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