Highland County Commissioners support women’s hall of fame


Induction event planned for Aug. 15 at SSCC

By David Wright - dwright@aimmedianetwork.com



Representatives of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame, including 2017 inductee Karen Faust, foreground, speak to the Highland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday.

Representatives of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame, including 2017 inductee Karen Faust, foreground, speak to the Highland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

From left, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Karen Faust, Sue Smith, board of commissioners president Shane Wilkin, Virginia Purdy and Pamela Nickel pause for a photo Wednesday morning with a plaque showing inductees of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

The Highland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday endorsed the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame and the inductees of its 37th class.

Pamela Nickel, Virginia Purdy and Sue Smith attended a commissioners meeting Wednesday morning to update the board on this year’s event and asked for an endorsement, to which board of commissioners president Shane Wilkin said the commissioners had no objection.

As reported by The Times-Gazette, the hall of fame induction ceremony and dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Southern State Community College Central Campus atrium in Hillsboro.

Tickets are $16 each and can be purchased at The Times-Gazette and Southern Hills Community Bank in Greenfield, Leesburg and Lynchburg.

This year’s inductees are Karen Faust, who was in attendance Wednesday, as well as Margaret W. “Peggy” Addington and Janet Butler.

The Women’s Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1981 and with the addition of this year’s inductees it will have 112 members.

Purdy said inductees include stay-at-home mothers, educators and professional women from around Highland County.

Meanwhile, planning continues for Smokin’ in the Hills, the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cookoff set for Sept. 23 at Rocky Fork Lake, according to Wilkin.

Wilkin said two more teams have signed up for the competition, and several more local teams are expected to sign up in the near future.

Planners are still seeking sponsors for the event, according to Wilkin.

Wilkin said several local veteran’s groups will oversee the obstacle course in the Patriot Challenge, a half-mile run and canoe race for two-person teams. Registration for the race can be found at racepenguin.com.

Also Wednesday, Commissioner Terry Britton said he attended a meeting of the Highland County Farm Bureau Tuesday night, where topics of discussion included local programs for water and land conservation, litter disposal, the drug epidemic, state and local funds and recent legislation.

Britton said the fourth annual Highland County Farm Tour will take place Sept. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Madison Township community room in Greenfield.

The commissioners also passed routine financial resolutions.

Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570, or on Twitter @DavidWrighter.

Representatives of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame, including 2017 inductee Karen Faust, foreground, speak to the Highland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/08/web1_womenshof.jpgRepresentatives of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame, including 2017 inductee Karen Faust, foreground, speak to the Highland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. David Wright | The Times-Gazette

From left, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Karen Faust, Sue Smith, board of commissioners president Shane Wilkin, Virginia Purdy and Pamela Nickel pause for a photo Wednesday morning with a plaque showing inductees of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/08/web1_womenshof2.jpgFrom left, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Karen Faust, Sue Smith, board of commissioners president Shane Wilkin, Virginia Purdy and Pamela Nickel pause for a photo Wednesday morning with a plaque showing inductees of the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame. David Wright | The Times-Gazette
Induction event planned for Aug. 15 at SSCC

By David Wright

dwright@aimmedianetwork.com

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