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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Fullerton named citizen of the year

  • A former Granby mayor was recognized Friday night during the start of the 30th Old Mining Town Days event.
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  • GRANBY — A former Granby mayor was recognized Friday night during the start of the 30th Old Mining Town Days event.
    Donna Fullerton, who served as the mayor, city clerk, city collector and business owner for more than 40 years, was recognized with her family and friends standing by her.
    "I am tickled to death for the recognition," Fullerton said. "I want to thank everybody for their prayers, flowers, food, cards, visits, phone calls, pajamas — you name it — and books. And if you live anyplace else but Granby, you're just camping out. Thank you."
    Fullerton was presented with an OMTD T-shirt and a proclamation from mayor RL Arnall.
    "OMTD pauses at this time to honor a citizen who has proven to be an especially effective leader in the city of Granby and the surrounding area through the years," Arnall read from the proclamation. "Donna has been a supporter of OMTD, the Granby Christmas parade and many other civic organizations and activities. Whereas, being the 'Oldest Mining Town in the Southwest,' without a sewer system, Donna was instrumental in obtaining the sewer system for the city of Granby."
    Also, along with being named the honored citizen, the city declared that Saturday, June 29, 2013, be named Donna C. Fullerton Day.
    The OMTD concludes today with various activities including a ladies softball game at 12:30 p.m., at the Granby Ball Fields. At 2 p.m., at the same location, the old-timers ball game will be held. Music and food will also be offered today at Dick Smith Park for the upcoming fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
    The public is invited to attend.

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