Schuyler Hall of Fame inductees announced

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Kenneth J. Wilson, James E. Wilson, and Arthur H. Richards, Jr.The public is welcome to attend the event, and reservations are not necessary. The ceremony is being held at the Seneca Lodge, located just off of State Route 329 in Watkins Glen. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, and will go until 6:00 p.m.The “Hall of Fame,” first instituted in 1995 was established to “recognize and honor dedicated individuals who have unconditionally contributed their energy, commitment and persistence to achieving their vision for Schuyler County.” In that process, each member of the “Hall of Fame” has improved and enhanced life in Schuyler County for all.The concept behind the “Hall of Fame” – to honor the most deserving individuals for their life’s work and their significant contributions of time and talent on behalf of others — is also special and important in that it helps preserve the history and tradition that is Schuyler County.About the Honorees:Kenneth J. Wilson – He has been actively involved as a positive and contributing member of just about every committee and/or organization within Schuyler County. He is considered a pillar of our community by many and everyone knows that if there is a job to be accomplished, he is THE person to ask. He is a major promoter for Schuyler County and works hard each and every day to improve the way of life in our county.James E. Wilson – He is the first and only Executive Director the ARC of Schuyler County has ever had in its 30 year-plus history, heads an organization that serves more than 300 people annually and employs more than 150 people. His vision and that of ARC are one and the same. “It is our vision to be the best at supporting people with disabilities and their families in their everyday quest for the freedom to make choices about their lives and the services they receive.”Arthur H. Richards, Jr. – He was a newspaper reporter for the Elmira Star-Gazette and Sunday Telegram, the Watkins Review & Express, WGMF Radio and worldwide through Reuters News Service, the Associated Press and United Press International. His stories permitted the “‘world” to come to know Schuyler County. As one of the “founding fathers” of Road Racing in Watkins Glen, Art Richards was most instrumental in coordinating information and efforts between Cameron R. Argetsinger and then Chamber of Commerce President Don Brubaker, Sr., resulting in the Road Racing/Street Years 1948-1952.For more information and achievements of these men visit: http://www.odessafile.com/people.htm.The Schuyler County Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Schuyler County Legislature and the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce.

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