WILTON — A couple committed to volunteering in their community were honored by selectmen Tuesday with a copy of the annual town report, which is dedicated to them.

Alvin (Mac) and Kathleen (Kitty) McDonald were invited to the board meeting under the pretense that it was considering a cut to the Wilton Area Food Pantry, Selectman Irv Faunce said.

She is the main organizer for the pantry.

“I thought it was (a lie),” Mac said, noting he thought it was a little late for budget talks because the annual town meeting is June 14.

Board Chairman Terry Brann then presented one of the first copies of the town report to the couple, who have resided in Kitty’s childhood home on Depot Street during their 57 years of marriage.

Their volunteer work has made the community a better place, Brann said.

Selectman and state Rep. Tom Saviello presented the couple with a legislative sentiment for their involvement with several community organizations.

“We’re really honored and proud to work in the community,” Kitty responded. “We try to do the best we can.”

During their 19 years of retirement, the McDonalds have volunteered for Franklin Memorial Hospital, the Wilton United Methodist Church and the Wilton Area Food Pantry, according to the book’s dedication.

“As the main organizer and contact person for the Wilton Area Food Pantry, Kitty works tirelessly to keep the pantry shelves stocked and ready to serve the residents of Wilton, East Wilton, Weld, North Jay, East Dixfield and Dryden that need support,” the dedication states.

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