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OHA recognizes contributions to our history

On Thursday, June 11 at 8 a.m. at the Hotel Syracuse Grand Ballroom the Board of Directors and staff of the OHA will present the Onondaga Historical Association Medal to recognize distinguished contributions to local history and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County.

Following are the recipients: Cathedral Candle Company, William G. Pomeroy; President CXTec, Ruth Pass Hancock, Cleota Reed, and Stand Skoczen; historians of Syracuse China and John H. Mulroy (posthumously); first County Executive of Onondaga County.

This is the For the 18th time since its inception in 1945 that the OHA has garnered these medals. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Call today to reserve your ticket, starting at $50/ person, and support the mission, programs, and work of the OHA. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Adrienne Quirk, Director of Development at 428-1864 Ext. 314.

About the honorees:

Cathedral Candle Company has been family owned and operated since 1897, where tradition and modern practices thrive, and serves as the premier manufacturer of liturgical candles in North America. Today, Cathedral Candle Co. carries the tradition of quality and service over into its involvement with the local community. While many manufacturing and service industries have moved to the suburbs, Cathedral Candle Co. remains at its original location on Kirkpatrick St. in Syracuse, NY.

William G. Pomeroy, founder and CEO of CXtec and President of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Bill is actively promoting historic preservation and research. As a way to promote historic tourism and provide cultural and educational benefits to towns and villages in Central New York, the Foundation launched its historic roadside marker program in 2006 by awarding grants to erect markers throughout Onondaga County. Bill also has a great interest in family genealogy and established the American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association (APHGA).

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