Hard work pays off

The Westmoreland Democratic Committee awarded longtime resident, Margery Mahanna with the first ever #BeMoreWestmo Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 11:32 PM

WESTMORELAND- The Westmoreland Democratic Committee awarded longtime resident, Margery Mahanna with the first ever #BeMoreWestmo Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 90-year-old woman was selected by a committee of seven people who all said she was more than deserving. "Margery has been a farmer, an elected official, she has a family, she's a member of the church, girl scouts, she's really everything #BeMoreWestmo is all about," said member of the Democratic Committee, Ron Klopfanstein.

Her committment to Westmoreland started back in 1950 when she moved there, got married, and ran a farm with her husband. In 1970, she started a 30-year-long career with Agway. During this time she served as a cub scout leader, was a girl scout cookie mom, milked 30 cows a day, and raised four children.

In 1977, she ran for town tax collector, won, and served in that position for 34 years.

Mahanna told NEWSChannel 2 she felt honored to have been chosen for the award. "I've lived here for 65 years so I love the town of Westmoreland, they've been very good and I've worked hard and I appreciate it," said Mahanna.

Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol also presented Mahanna with a badge.

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