May 14, 2013
Joanne Ellsworth, who serves as Commander of American Legion Post 964 of Chestertown, delivers the keynote speech during 2012 Memorial Day ceremonies. Known for inspiring patriotism in others, she has been named V.I.P of the Year by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce.
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Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown is known both for nurturing patriotism, and responsibility in children through her pre-school — and for her work in leading the local American Legion Post, which is an influential organization locally. After years of service to her community, Ellsworth has been honored for her efforts — she's been named the local V.I.P. of the Year.