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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 18, 2017

Verda Baird great civic volunteer

By Jim Turner | Aug 24, 2017

To the editor:

Verda Baird has made a valuable contribution to the city of Fairfield and Jefferson County as a whole. Reading her letter last week [Opinion Page Aug. 17], I would have to say she is the ultimate civic volunteer in our midst.

Her indefatigable effort to record and document the historical and genealogical data of our community for 45 years was and is a stellar effort on our behalf. It is vitally important that our heritage be preserved for future generations. Without people like Mrs. Baird, it would not be possible.

If she retires soon, I do not think it will be easy to replace her. But in some ways, we owe it to her to at least try.

I join with countless others in our community to thank Mrs. Baird for her 45 years of distinguished service to our community. I propose that a new room in the Fairfield Historical Society Museum be named in her honor.

 

— Jim Turner, Fairfield

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