On January 2, 2018, Mayor Don Atkinson awarded Leroy Ryerson a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contributions to the Village of Whitehouse for his dedication and involvement in Whitehouse Village Council from 1980 – 1989, Board of Zoning Appeals from 2005 – Present, Spencer Township-Whitehouse JEDZ Board, Veterans Memorial Park, Destination Whitehouse, Inc., and Whitehouse American Legion Post 384.
Leroy and his wife, Joann, have been married for 60 years and have two children. Leroy has resided in Whitehouse for 86 years.
On behalf of Mayor Don Atkinson, three students from the Whitehouse Primary School and their art teacher, Heidi Nagy, were recognized at the January 16, 2018, Council meeting.
Recognition was given for their artistic talents in the design of the winter banners displayed on Providence Street and at the Finzel Road/Rt 64 roundabout. Pictured are Olivia Pagan, Taylor Wilson, Heidi Nagy, and Nora O’Shea. Each was given a small token of appreciation from the Mayor. Congratulations to these talented young artists and the Whitehouse Primary School staff!
At the February 6, 2018, Council meeting, Mayor Don Atkinson presented a Proclamation to Deputy Chief Todd Kitzler for his exemplary work on the Freezin’ for a Reason event held on January 13, 2018, to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Park. This event has now officially been titled the Todd Kitzler Freezin’ for a Reason Event and will be held annually.
During the February 20, 2018, Whitehouse Council meeting, Mayor Don Atkinson recognized Amy Barrett for her outstanding work with the Awake Community Coalition. As Executive Director, Ms. Barrett has championed efforts to help our youth make safe and healthy choices by teaming up with schools, parents, youth, and the community to prevent youth alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse.
For more information about the Anthony Wayne Community Awake program, visit their website at www.awawake.org.
At a recent Council meeting, Mayor Atkinson, on behalf of Council and the residents, made a proclamation to recognize March 29, 2018 as Vietnam War Veterans’ Day to honor and thank the United States military members who served in the Vietnam War.
A commemorative 50th Anniversary Vietnam War flag is being flown at Village Hall through March 29, 2018. Citizens are encouraged that as we see Vietnam Veterans in our daily lives, specifically on March 29th, let us seek them out to express our deepest gratitude for what they surrendered for our freedom and that of South Vietnam.