The Liberty Historical Society held its 17th annual banquet April 20 at St. Mark's Church.
Honorees for this year's event were Judith McGuire, Gloria Wielbruda, Jean Margala, Mary Jane Williams and Anna Dennison.
McGuire has been the vice-president of the historical society for the past 12 years. During this time, she has worked diligently with events that include parades, township celebrations, Relay For Life and many more. McGuire and her husband, retired police chief Bill McGuire, have three daughters and five grandsons.
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The Liberty Historical Society held its 17th annual dinner April 20 at St. Mark’s Church. Recognition was given to LHS officers. Seated is Mary Jane Williams. Back row from left are: Gloria Wielbruda, Anna Dennison, Judith McGuire and Jean Margala.
Wielbruda is the historical society's secretary and has held that office for the past 12 years as well. She worked as a secretary for Hayes Jr. High School and for the Liberty School System, where she served as secretary of the superintendent. Wielbruda retired from the school district in 1995. She and her husband, Frank, have two sons and four grandchildren. In addition to her work with the society, in which she helps with the celebrations and parades, annual dinners and Relay for Life, she also volunteers at St. Columba Cathedral as a Eucharist Minister.
Margala has been the society's treasurer for the past 12 years and also serves in many other organizations. She works with her husband, Edward, in his trucking business and they have four children and five grandchildren. She also has helped with the annual celebrations, parades and Relay for Life as well as running the book sales and portraying the Easter Bunny.
Williams has served as the society's social secretary for many years. Formerly employed with Packard Electric, Williams and her husband, Bob, have three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She has worked with the society's annual celebrations, parades, dinners and Relay for Life.
Dennison has served as chaplain of the historical society for the past 12 years. She has three children, one grandson and one great-grandson. She previously worked for Saltone's Pizza in Girard.
Awards were given to the recipients by society president Judge Jeff Adler and Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak. Music for the event was provided by That Kat in the Hat.