Historic society honors Grant Birthplace curator Loretta Fuhrman

Having served almost 50 years as curator for theGrant Birthplace, Loretta Fuhrman was honored bythe Monroe Township Historic Society.

A carry-in community dinner with a special program was the highlight of the evening on Saturday Nov. 2.

“This was all a total surprise to Loretta,” master of ceremonies Tom Wildey said.

Those who presented Loretta with certificates of commendation included Annie Wilkerson, field repfor U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrep; State Representive Doug Green; Ron Hill of the County Historical Society; and Monroe Township Trustees Joyce Richardson, Darlene Jowers, and Larry Miller.

Special music was by noted soloist John Hale of New Richmond.

Hale was also honored by Monroe Township Historic Society as ‘Volunteer of the year.’

“We so appreciate John’swillingness to use his God-given talent, singing at various events throughout the county,” Libbie Bennett, chair of the MTHS board said.