"On the Main Street" by Ford W. Moynes
Citizen of the Year
On the Main Street - 1968
On the Main Street - 1968 Details
1967 was a good year for Ford Moynes. In addition to receving the Centennial Medal, the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce bestowed upon Ford Moynes the Citizen of the Year award. At the ceremony in January 1968, George Inrig, Chair of the Panel of Judges, said the committee received 35 nominations. He suggested "the town of Lindsay consider preparing a book which would record achievements of citizens."
On the Main Street - 25 January 1968 - Peterborough Examiner
On the Main Street - 25 January 1968 - Peterborough Examiner Details
Among his achievements, reasons cited included his 50 years in journalism; his more than 50 years with the Free Masons and service as Master and Worshipful Master; his service as past president and lieutenant-governor with the Kiwanis Club, including 40 years of perfect attendance; his active service as a member of his church, including performance as choir soloist; his performances at the Academy Theatre as part of a vocal quartet; and his involvement in many sports including minor hockey and curling.

On the Main Street - January 1968 - Lindsay Chamber of Commerce news bulletin
On the Main Street - January 1968 - Lindsay Chamber of Commerce news bulletin Details
On receiving the award, Ford Moynes said he was "nonplussed" but also deeply grate­ful for the distinctive honour accorded him and "indescribably happy". He said, "words fail me", and someone in the audience commented, "for the first time!" (January 1968)
On the Main Street - 24 January 1968 - Lindsay Chamber of Commerce menu programme
On the Main Street - 24 January 1968 - Lindsay Chamber of Commerce menu programme Details
The ceremony was held at the Legion Hall on Wednesday, January 24, 1968. Dinner, provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion, began with tomato juice and salad followed by a prime roast beef with mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots. Coconut cream pie and apple pie with cheese were offered for dessert.

A vocal rendition was performed by Mr. and Mrs. Freeborn. Due to the sudden death of his father, George Inrig, Chair of the Citizen of the Year Judges Panel, could not attend the ceremony to make the presentation. His prepared speech was read by Rev. O.G. Locke.

The remainder of the evening saw the swearing in of the 1968 directorate, presentations, and guest speaker, Mark Kellow.
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