Historical society honors Grant Curator

Having served almost 50 years as curator for the Grant Birthplace, Loretta Fuhrman was honored by the Monroe Township Historic Society. A carry-in community dinner with a special program was the highlight of the evening on Sat. Nov. 2.

“And indeed this was all a total surprise to Loretta,” said emcee Tom Wildey.

Those who presented Loretta with certificates of commendation included Annie Wilkerson, field representative for 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. He was also honored by Monroe Township Historic Society as “Volunteer of the year.”

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