President Becki Farley welcomed members and guest to the Delaware County Historical Societies 41st Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Jay, Oklahoma. The program began with a prayer and the leading of our flag salute by Les Newkirk and Whitney Farley performed for us a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.
The members brought something for the potluck lunch and everyone enjoyed turkey, ham, chicken and all the fixins’ of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. While we enjoyed the meal Leah Jo Morgan, Secretary, presented the business meeting. Oklahoma State Representative Josh West was our engaging speaker who talked about his personal military service and experiences. John Stevenson then presented awards as follows:
Volunteer of the Year Award went to Dustin Holland, in appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service and Support to the Delaware County Historical Society and Mariee Wallace Museum.
Most Valuable Member Award goes to Zelda Houck, in appreciation for her Dedication and Devotion to the Delaware County Historical Society and the Mariee Wallace Museum.
Heritage of the Hills Magazine Award, was presented to Delaney Vaughn, in appreciation for her notable achievement development of our magazine "Heritage of the Hills" and its important contributions to the Delaware County Historical Society and the citizens of Delaware County, Oklahoma.
Excellence in History Award was presented to Taylor Morgan, in appreciation for notable achievement for outstanding video history on behalf of the Delaware County Historical Society and Mariee Wallace Museum.
Charitable Business of the Year was awarded to Grand River Abstract, in grateful recognition for your outstanding commitment and generous support to the Delaware County Historical Society and the Mariee Wallace Museum.
Historical Veteran of the Year Is hereby present to Max Duncan, World War II Veteran, for your continue support of the Delaware County Historical Society and the Mariee Wallace Museum And Most Importantly Your Country; Thank YOU For Your Service!
It was a memorable day with great friends and members. Mark your calendars for next year’s dinner, November 10, 2018; we look forward to seeing you there.
– Will Rogers