Trask honored as Emblem citizen

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FARMINGTON – Alan Trask was honored at the May potluck supper of Farmington Emblem Club 460 as the club’s Citizen of the Year.

Trask is a life-long resident of Farmington and owner of the Farmington Coca Cola Bottling Co. He is a member of the Farmington Elks and is also a Mason.

Trask has been dedicated to youth sports in the area for many years. He has made and provided many of the scoreboards for youth sports events as well as for adult sports, and he provides the banners that advertise upcoming events in the area.

Community Service Chairwoman Claudette Merchant presented Trask a Citizen of the Year plaque.

Secret Pals were revealed at the end of the supper. Emblem President Quinnale Kinsey called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 30 members present.

Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase read a poem. Volunteers will perform a flag-folding ceremony at Franklin Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Reports were given by Scholarship Chairwoman Jean Corcoran; literacy, Diana Oliver; and drug awareness, Lois Barker.

Tryouts for youth cheering will be held in Farmington on May 22 and 23 and in Wilton on May 25 and 26. Lesa Thompkins is in charge of the club-sponsored cheering. The club’s annual lawn sale will be held at the home of Kamilla Hall on Saturday, July 15.

Mabel Cox is in charge of the Father’s Day breakfast to be held at the West Farmington Elks Lodge from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18.

Donations will be made to a family with an ill member and to Project Graduation for three area high schools: Mt. Blue, Mt. Abram and Jay. A flag will be given to the Wiltona Club in Wilton to be used at their meetings. Club raffles for May were won by Joe Kinsey, mystery gift, and Sylvia Richards, 50-50 raffle.

On Saturday, May 20, the Emblem Club will hold installation at the lodge. Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 18. In June the club will honor their choice of member of the year.

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