During its meeting Sunday at the June Exhibition, the Board of Trustees took time to recognize several Museum members who had not been able to join in earlier presentations at the Annual Banquet. President Al Garrand presented Distinguished Service Awards to:

Ken and Jean Tupper:

Ken and Jean joined the Museum in 2006. Ken has completed a term on the Board of Trustees, serving from 2012 - 2013. After the Goolden-Mann farm was acquired in 2006, Ken and others operated a bull-dozer to improve the land near the white barn, increasing useable space in that area. This began many improvements by Ken but more often with his own John Deere tractor. Ken has organized many of the new roads added in recent years by preparing the ground, setting geofabric in place, and ordering and spreading gravel. His work includes moving, stockpiling, and laying sand and top soil or operating other heavy equipment for construction projects including the Horse Equipment Building, Schoolhouse, and Antique Tractor Building among others. Jean has acted as assistant secretary in the absence of the secretary. During exhibitions she helps at the Registration Desk, taking care of everything from signing up new members to collecting dues.