Background. The Historical Society’s award is presented each year to a person or couple who have made an outstanding contribution to the community for more than 25 years, making Westwood a better place to live. The contribution could be in any field such as education, religion, arts, civic, or social service.
Previous recipients of the honorary tribute are (chronologically beginning in 1990): Yetta and Alexander Fisher, Barbara and Allan Beale, Donald MacLellan, Allen Baker, Richard Youlden, Ellie and Roy London, Lillian Perkins, Robert Wood, Gordon Youlden, Tom Dunn, Joseph Weider, Emlen and Jim Wheeler, Duncan and Ellen McFarland, Shirley Howard, Joe & Joy Clancy and Irene and Ralph Buonopane, Barbara Friedman, Mike Beaumont, Joan Swann, Lura Provost, Russ and Marilyn Downs, Ann and Jerry Cronin, Joan Murphy, Sam and Barbara Hayes, Tony Antonellis and Charles and Nancy Donahue.
Nominations. Nominations are due each May 31st. If you would like to nominate someone or a couple, please write a brief letter outlining how the nominee has contributed to the Westwood community and mail it to the Westwood Historical Society, 830 High Street, P.O. Box 2575, Westwood MA 02090.