GRANBY — One of the highlights during the 35th annual Old Mining Town Days (OMTD) in Granby this past weekend was the naming of the honored citizen on Friday.

GRANBY — One of the highlights during the 35th annual Old Mining Town Days (OMTD) in Granby this past weekend was the naming of the honored citizen on Friday.
This year's honored citizen was Carl Judd, 94.
"This man (Judd) has a great military experience including at the Battle of the Bulge and many conflicts in Europe," said Ira Hawkins, mayor pro-tem of Granby. "Also, one of the last survivors miners of Granby, which is a part of our heritage."
Judd is a lifelong resident of Granby, a retired miner and carpenter. He attended carpentry school in Kansas City and worked for Branham Brothers in Neosho for several years.
"Carl was a founding member of the Granby Lions Club and he is a member of the United Methodist Church, Granby," said Hawkins. "He raised a good family here in town, being a part of baseball programs, coaching, city council. He is just trying to be a part of what is good about being in this town, trying to help in anyway as he possibly could..."
Judd received a proclamation from the city of Granby - on behalf of Hawkins. Judd also received another award - a resolution from Rep. Bill Reiboldt.
"we appreciate your service in World War II and the Korean War as well," said Reiboldt. "You have had a long and fruitful career and life here in Granby."
After the recognition, Judd said to the audience, "I just want to thank all and love every one of you."
With the honored citizen recognition, the Saturday event was proclaimed as the June 30, 2018 as Carl Judd Day in Granby.
Other events highlighted during the three day event included a parade, a carnival, games, vendor booths, music, food and capping off the Sunday event was a fireworks display.