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For her service

Surry resident Gete Thomson received the Community Citizen Award from the Arbutus Grange April 30 for her successful effort in renovating the Old Village Schoolhouse, built in 1872. An Open House celebrating the completed work will be held June 8. Altina Salzarulo was recognized for her 80 years as a grange member.

Original blackboard

Original blackboard

Gete Thomson, who received the Community Citizen Award from the Arbutus Grange April 30, shows the original blackboard in the Old Village Schoolhouse, discovered and preserved during renovations.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Gete Thomson

Gete Thomson

Gete Thomson received the Community Citizen Award from the Arbutus Grange April 30 for her service to the community, including taking on renovations of the 1872-built Old Village Schoolhouse.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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