Warrensburg's Citizen of the Year chosen

Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce has selected the entire Warrensburg Historical Society as its 2010 Citizen of the Year - primarily for its members' work in rejuvenating and reopening the Warrensburg Museum of Local History.

Chamber President Cheryl Kenyon said that considering over 19 nominations were submitted, it was a hard choice to make - but the historical society is very deserving.

Nominations received for the historical society applauded the group for the enthusiasm that the volunteer members showed in creating the professional museum displays and constructing the environments at the facility. Also, they are to be hailed for painstakingly researching, cataloguing, selecting and displaying the myriad photos, artifacts, documents and such, Chamber members said.

Historical Society President Paul Gilchrist said he was surprised and pleased the group's membership was chosen.

The Historical Society members will be honored by the Chamber of Commerce at a dinner at Grace's restaurant on Friday June 18. More details will be provided in next week's column. Those who seek to attend the tribute banquet, contact the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at 623-2161.

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