Croghan Lions Club Announces 2023 Citizens of the
Year to be Honored at April 22 Banquet
Published: March 27, 2023 at
By: Press Release from Croghan Lions Club
CROGHAN LIONS TO HONOR 2023 CITIZENS OF THE YEAR
<![if !vml]><![endif]>The Croghan Lions Club is proud to
announce that Linda Brouty-Baxter and Katelyn
Adams have been selected as their 2023 “Citizens of the Year”. Both
were chosen for demonstrating the Lions Club
International motto, “We Serve”.
Linda Brouty-Baxter learned at a very early age from her
giving mother, how to work tirelessly helping
others and reaching far into the community with acts of kindness. She
helped with Parish Relations and when someone was needed
to take over, Linda and her sister stepped up. In 2015, they changed the
name to “Caring Friends of the Community.” Throughout the years, the group
has given money and gift cards to people with illness or who have suffered
an accident or fire.
Linda has been a
very appreciated part of the Croghan Fire Auxiliary for about 20 years. She
has worked at numerous funerals in a leadership role, and even did funeral
meals for people in their homes. She was an incredible creator of masks and
organizer of people to make masks during the pandemic. Linda has worked at
the Jerden Falls yearly tour nearly every year
since 2007. She has helped with the MCC Meat Canner process at Maple Ridge
and helped tie quilts for that event.
Linda has helped
at many events by leading or organizing people to help after she defines
the task that needs to be accomplished. The Lions Club motto “We Serve”
certainly shines through in Linda Baxter as a kind and compassionate “Adult
Citizen of the Year.”
Katelyn Adams is a leader to
her peers by demonstrating leadership skills at her school and her
community. She has volunteered to head the Student Council Fundraisers each
year which includes the canned food drive for the American Legion. For
several years she has given her time to the Big Brothers / Big Sisters
program. She assists with SADD to promote and sponsor the After-Prom
gathering at school instead of having students attend parties. Katelyn
joined “Operation Snow Storm” which is a
program to collect winter clothing for children.
Katelyn is consistently
on the High Honor Roll and is pursuing college level classes at JCC. She is
her class Valedictorian. She sings in Senior Chorus and Choraleers
and is a strong presence in Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and got a School
Pep Band going. She also serves as secretary of her class, and is treasurer
of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Youth Advisory Council.
While balancing her many activities, she has been an active presence in
sports programs. These are the high standards Katelyn has set for herself. The
Lions Motto "We Serve" certainly shines through in Katelyn Adams'
character as a responsible "Student Citizen of the year."
Croghan Lions Club “Jim Scanlon Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet” will be
held on Saturday,
22, 2023 at the American Legion Post 1663, 9833
State Rt. 812, Croghan, NY. Social hour will begin
p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Presentations of awards will
follow the dinner.
All family, friends, past Citizen of the Year Award recipients and
community members are invited to attend.
Impromptu remarks will be welcomed from anyone who wishes to share.
We are looking forward to a fun and
Banquet registration & payment deadline is
Friday, April 8, 2023
The cost of the dinner is $22. Children under the age
of five are free
Checks payable to “Croghan Lions Club” should be
Lion Penny Moser, 8736 Erie Canal Road, Croghan, NY
Please include the name (s) of those attending the