Lyons Elks Lodge No. 869 recently held a ceremony to honor Caylin Guest, a member of the Girl Scouts troop in Lyons.
Christine VanDeWalle, Lyons Elks leader; Phil Conaty, president of New York State Elks Association; and Jeff Drake, NYS Elks drug awareness chairman, presented Guest with the President’s Volunteer Service Award and medallion from the White House in Washington, D.C. Guest received a framed letter from President Donald Trump that recognized her volunteer service.
Guest, with the help of her mother and friends, was able to collect names and dates of birth and death together with additional military information for over 1,400 veterans buried in Lyons area cemeteries. The information can be found online at findingveterans.blogspot.com as well as at Lyons Public Library and Museum of Wayne County History.
The Lyons High School student is the daughter of Linda and Clay Guest.