Boston Post Cane presented to resident Anna Schultz

presenters & Anna Schultz
McDiarmid, Nolan, Berthiaume, Rossman, Vayda.
Anna Schultz

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, The Town of West Brookfield presented the Boston Post Cane to its eldest living citizen, Anna (Cichon) Schultz, who was born on March 5, 1920.

To view a video of the presentation on YouTube, click here.

In a private outdoor ceremony due to the current health restrictions, Anna was joined at her Wickaboag Lake residence by son Joseph Schultz and his wife Carol.

Joseph Schultz, Anna Schultz, Carol Schultz

Anna was introduced by Historical Commission Chairman Dick Rossman, who gave a brief history of the Cane and the Commission’s responsibility to research and identify eligible recipients. Click here for more information on the Boston Post Cane.

Anne-Marie Nolan, also a Commission member, shared a short biographical history of Anna and her family and how they came to West Brookfield. Click here for more information on Anna Schultz.

Anna then received a commemorative pin and certificate from Selectman Diane Vayda. The original cane is now held in Town Hall. A plaque with Anna’s name will be added to its display case.

Massachusetts Senate and House citations honoring the occasion were presented by Lucas G.F. McDiarmid (District Director, Office of Senator Anne M. Gobi), and Representative Donald Berthiaume.

Scholarship Winner – 2020

The West Brookfield Historical Commission is pleased to announce the winner of its 9th annual scholarship is Kaitlyn Howard of West Brookfield.

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