FARMINGTON — A Farmington couple were surprised Friday when town officials gathered to acknowledge the dedication of the 2009 annual town report to them.
Buzz and Taffy Davis were selected for their “committed involvement in preserving the past and enriching the future of Farmington,” as written on the dedication page.
Each thought they were coming to the afternoon gathering to witness the other being honored.
“We pulled a fast one on you,” said Town Manager Richard Davis as he announced the dedication.
“I thought it was for her and well deserved,” Buzz said, while Taffy let everyone know that in their house Buzz is known as “Mr. Volunteer.” He volunteers for a lot, she said.
Following the dedication celebration, the annual town reports will be distributed to local stores for residents to pick up prior to the town’s annual meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Community Center.
Sites where the town report is available include ArKay Pizza, Ron’s Market, Reny’s, Tranten’s, Madore’s Market, Jack’s Trading Post, Mosher’s Seafood’N More, Cutler Memorial Library and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.
Raised in Auburn and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in business administration, Buzz came to Farmington in 1989 to become the director of the Tri-County United Way and later was director of the Tri-County United Way. He has participated in town committees and boards, including the Titcomb Mountain Board of Directors. He is currently owner of Riverbend Property Management.
Taffy was raised in Waterville and graduated from Salem State College in Salem, Mass., with a degree in nursing. She has managed several departments at Franklin Memorial Hospital since taking a position in the emergency room in 1988. She is presently clinical education instructor.
She is interested in genealogy and developed an interest in Farmington’s history and serves as president of the Farmington Historical Society. She helped secure a grant that provided funds to begin restoration of the North Church and has volunteered on several town committee projects.