Citizen of the Year Reception Date Set

The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a public ceremony and reception for Rebecca Cook, Poultney’s Citizen of the Year for 2022-2023.  The event will be held at the Poultney Public Library on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022.  The doors will be open starting at 5:45 PM, and the formal awards ceremony will be held at 6 PM, with a reception to follow.  Cake and finger food will be provided.  

Rebecca Cook at the Horace Greeley Foundation taken by Dawn Santos

Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony and reception, to congratulate Rebecca and share your stories about her and her service to individuals and to the community.   Stories from those who nominated her or provided statements will also be shared.  We’re proud of Rebecca’s contribution to the betterment of Poultney as a Librarian, as well as her volunteer efforts on behalf of the library and many other causes.  

Rebecca will be awarded a specially designed slate clock, custom-made and donated by Sheldon Slate of Middle Granville, along with other tokens of thanks.  She will also be invited to participate in the Official Tree Tapping Ceremony at Maplefest in March, and to serve as the Grand Marshall of the Fourth of July Parade.  She may elect to ride in the leading convertible, or bring a float which will be placed in the lead of the parade.  

The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce thanks Rebecca for her long and faithful service and for going above and beyond for Poultney and the surrounding area:  a real “unsung hero”.   Please help us honor Rebecca at the reception in her honor on Tuesday evening, October 25th.  

A recipient may receive the award one time.  A list of present and past recipients is available by calling the Poultney Area Chamber at 802-287-2010, or visiting this page.