By Virgie Wells, Contributor
Dorothy D. Slade was honored by the Harrison County Historical Society on Thursday, April 17 at Biancke’s restaurant. The Historical Society’s President, Donald Wagoner, organized the gathering to honor Slade’s 14 years of service as treasurer of the historical society.
Twenty-three people attended the dinner and ceremony.
Former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells gave the invocation.
The centerpiece was given by the Webber-McDaniel Circle of the First United Methodist Church of Cynthiana in honor of Slade’s service to preservation of our history.
Kentucky representative Tom McKee presented Slade a House of Representatives citation for her service to the historical society. McKee also presented her a Kentucky Colonel commission, the highest honor for service to the Commonwealth, and praised her for her good citizenship.
Alex Barnett, Harrison County Judge-Executive, honored Slade for her history preservation efforts and presented her a Harrison County flag.
Cynthiana Mayor Steve Moses presented Slade a proclamation declaring April 17 as Dorothy Dean Slade Day.
On behalf of the historical society, Wagoner presented Slade a plaque citing her long and faithful service as the historical society’s treasurer. It further stated that she was appointed first treasurer emeritus.
The Women’s Club of Harrison County and Anna Ruth McLoney gave Slade a gift certificate.
“I might have to add a room onto my house to accommodate all these very nice awards,” Slade remarked.