Tuscarawas Historical Society announces award winners | #hospice | #elderly | #seniors
The Tuscarawas County Historical Society recently announced the 41st annual Zeisberger Heckewelder Award winners.
This year’s recipients are Candace Wilson and Brenda Stafford, the late Jeff Miller, Joe Krocker and the Dover Public Library. The winners will be honored at the 2021 Zeisberger Heckewelder Winners and Founders Day Banquet at 6 p.m. May 11 at the Tuscora Park Pavilion, 161 Tuscora Ave. NW, New Philadelphia.
Wilson and Stafford are retired teachers from Midvale Elementary. They are the founders of the Mine-ding Midvale’s History Group and have created three history books with the help of their students.
Krocker has a large resume of volunteer work, including the creation and support of bike and walking trail efforts. He is the president of the Zeisberger Trail and Parks, a group he founded in 2011 to facilitate building trails and parks in the Goshen, Wainwright, Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten and Port Washington areas. He is a longtime member of the Warwick Lions Club and helped organize and oversee the building of low cost housing in Tuscarawas for seniors.
Miller died in 2019. He started working at his family business, Miller Studio Inc., in 1969 at the age of 14. His service to the community included historic restorations, work with the Heritage Home Association, the donation of two patient observation rooms in the emergency room at Union Hospital and his work with area organizations, including the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, Pathway to Wellness and Community Hospice.
The Dover Public Library is this year’s organizational winner for its commitment to community involvement and programming during the pandemic and its efforts with the Dover Historical Society to preserve local history and make it more accessible to the community.
Reservations for the ceremony can be made over the phone or sent by check with $17 per person to the Tuscarawas County Historical Society, P. O. Box 462, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 by April 30.
Cost: $17. To make a reservation: 330-308-7494.