John and Janice Baxter moved to Orchard Street, Walworth 41 years ago. One year later, John joined the Walworth Fire Department and the newly-formed Walworth Lions Club.  His 40 year membership in these organizations was recognized on May 21 when he was presented the Community Service Award from the Walworth Historical Society. In presenting the award, President Jessie Keymel also noted John's involvement with the Walworth Parks Department as a member of the Parks and Recreation Master Planning Committee.

John and Janice Baxter moved to Orchard Street, Walworth 41 years ago. One year later, John joined the Walworth Fire Department and the newly-formed Walworth Lions Club.  His 40 year membership in these organizations was recognized on May 21 when he was presented the Community Service Award from the Walworth Historical Society. In presenting the award, President Jessie Keymel also noted John's involvement with the Walworth Parks Department as a member of the Parks and Recreation Master Planning Committee.  

Walworth Historical Society officers re-elected were Jessie Keymel, president; Robert Mogray, vice-president; Mary Jane Devlin, treasurer; and Judith McMillan, secretary.  Marlene Slocum was elected to the board of trustees, replacing retiring trustee Joyce Finney. Nancy Bel was re-elected trustee and will continue serving with current trustees Becky Appleman, Gene Bavis, Dorothy French, and Larry Ruth.

Dr. Preston Pierce, regional archivist at the Rochester Regional Library Council and Ontario County historian, concluded the evening's program by describing "Mr. Lincoln's Army" during the Civil War.  Included was information about locating and deciphering records relating to the War Between the States.