By ROBERT A. DEFRANK
News-Herald Staff Writer
SCIO – The Scio Altrurian Club held its annual family picnic June 10. The year’s theme is celebrating today’s woman and a special award presentation was made to honor the woman and man of the year 2009-2010.
President Michele Ten Broeck presented the awards to Dee Ann Horstman in recognition of her contribution to the Scio community. Notably her efforts in creating and maintaining Scio Museum, involvement in Conotton Creek Trail committee, organizing the Scio Alumni Banquet and scholarship monies, her lifetime membership of Friends of the Library and service as past president of the Altrurian Club. She currently heads up the scholarship program.
The Altrurians also gave a man of the year award to Harry Horstman. Ten Broeck cited his outstanding and unending service to his community. “Harry volunteers his time both mowing and plowing on the Conotton Creek Trail and as president of the Conotton Creek Trail committee oversees the work that is done to keep our trail beautiful and maintained,” she said.
Ten Broeck added that as a past president and current member of the Dining Fork Ruritans and the Scio Civic Club, a former director of Rural Transit and current director of Muskingham Watershed Conservancy District he has served the people at every level. “He keeps driveways clear in the winter for those in need, and is always there to lend a hand to a friend,” Ten Broeck said. “The Altrurians salute both Dee Ann and Harry for their service to the community. It is a nicer place because of them.”
The Altrurian Club’s mission statement is to foster social and educational enrichment, historical enlightenment, community involvement, and educational opportunities for youth through its student scholarship.
Featured are the Horstman’s with President Michele Ten Broeck in the middle.