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Wanderer Keel Awards



This yearly community service honor -- which is presented to one resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area -- is a way of honoring those who have contributed in some way to the overall benefit of the community, either directly to town residents, indirectly through efforts in promoting town activities, or working to keep the wheels of local government well-oiled. The only restriction is that these persons cannot benefit from their efforts in any other way -- either financially or politically (hence, sitting elected officials are not eligible).

In doing this each year, The Wanderer hopes to applaud those who are rarely recognized for their countless hours of service and focus on the many people "behind the scenes" who remain otherwise anonymous but provide crucial support to many town functions. Like the keel of a ship which keeps the vessel from capsizing, the recipients of the Annual Wanderer Keel Award will be recognized for their stalwart efforts in keeping the community on an "even keel."

Past recipients of this honor have included:

MATTAPOISETT
1994 * Maurice "Mudgie" Tavares
1995 * Priscilla Alden Hathaway
1996 * Norma Holt
1997 * Gale Hudson
1998 * Kenneth Stickney
1999 * Clara Morgan
2000 * Betty and Bert Theriault
2001 * John N. "Jack" DeCosta
2002 * Jo Pannell
2003 * Stan Ellis
2004 * Evelyn Pursley
2005 * Luice Moncevitch
2006 * Seth Mendell
2007 * Bradford A. Hathaway
2008 * Kim Field
2009 * Dr. David Spencer Jenny
2010 * Stephen L. Kelleher
2011 * Bento Martin

MARION
1994 * Claire Russell
1995 * Ralph and Phyllis Washburn
1996 * Annie Giberti
1997 * Jay Crowley
1998 * Tyler Blethen
1999 * Olive E. Harris
2000 * Kathleen P. "Kay" Reis
2001 * Loretta B. "Lori" Schaefer
2002 * Ann and Warren Washburn
2003 * Andrew Santos, Sr.
2004 * Eunice C. Manduca
2005 * Annie Giberti
2006 * A. Lee Hayes
2007 * Horace "Hod" Kenney Jr.
2008 * Margie Baldwin
2009 * Jack Beck
2010 * Dr. John Russell
2011 * Jane McCarthy

ROCHESTER
1994 * Joseph McCarthy
1995 * Jean Fennell
1996 * Katherine Hartley Church
1997 * Chris Byron
1998 * Albert Alderson
1999 * Arthur and Aline Lionberger
2000 * Kenneth E. Daggett
2001 * Georgia D. Chamberlain
2002 * Mary P. Wynne
2003 * Evelyn F. Benner
2004 * Mike Meunier, Sr.
2005 * Arthur F. Benner
2006 * Pamela J. Robinson
2007 * Anna E. White
2008 * John E. Lafreniere
2009 * Cathy Mendoza
2010 * Kate Tarleton
2011 * John Cobb