Green Mountain DAR presents award to Richard H. Allen

The Green Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Recognition Award was presented to Richard H. Allen by Ann Gray and Regent Karen Mayer.

The presentation was made on Sunday, July 12, as part of the Chittenden County Historical Society Annual Meeting at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.

The Historic Preservation Award recognizes and honors an individual or group that has done recent remarkable volunteer work at the community level. Allen was recognized for work that included facilitating the recording of oral histories of Williston, writing and directing historical plays with school children portraying the characters as a way to teach them the local history, writing historical articles for Burlington Free Press, Williston Observer, Essex Reporter the Essex Community Historical Society newsletter, and Williston Historical Society bulletin, serving on the Essex Community Historical Society Board of Directors, including one year as president and working with Town of Essex teachers to foster student involvement with the historical society.

Allen, a native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has lived in Vermont since 1973. He taught elementary school for 40 years and currently resides with his wife, Lucille, in Essex Junction.

He has written a number of historical books about the area.

Essex residents named to honor roll at Rice

Rev. Msgr. Bernard W. Bourgeois, principal at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, announced the following Essex residents achieved Honor Roll status for the fourth quarter:

  • First Honors: Abigail Kind and Sarah Eustis
  • Second Honors: Elliott Nelson, Jan Silvala, Mikayla Butkus, Rebecca Ludden, Hope Swanke.
  • Honorable Mention: Emily Rachek