Sherburne Historic Park Society Picks Citizen Of The Year

By: Jessica Lewis

SHERBURNE – After ten years as the Sherburne Town Historian, and three years of helping to chose the recipient of the annual Citizen of the Year award, Rose Wellman has been named the 2007 Sherburne Citizen of the Year.

The fourth annual Sherburne Citizen of the Year Award Program will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the American Legion on South Main Street in Sherburne. After retiring only a few months ago from her position as the Sherburne Town Historian, Wellman was chosen for the award due to her service to the community.

“I have written and given this award for the past three years to others and was surprised and honored to have it come back to me – to blow my own horn. It is a great honor to be chosen and have my name put on the plaque to be hung in our log cabin in the Historic Park,” Wellman said.

Wellman served in the position of town historian for ten years, before her recent decision to retire. During her time as historian, Wellman did extensive work with genealogy and family history and has been “keeper of the books” for the family reunion for many years. She was one of a few persons instrumental in getting the Historic Park concept up and running in 2001 and also in forming the Historic Society in 2003.

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