Nelson The Erieville Nelson Heritage Society and the town of Nelson have announced that Robyn and Richard Marris are the recipients of the 2013 Norman Odell Citizen of the Year award.
This award is given for volunteer work in the community. Both Richard and Robyn are active members of the Erieville Fire Department. Richard (Dickie) joined the fire department in 1976, he has held various offices, Lt., Capt., Assistant Chief, 2nd Assistant Chief and he was Fire Chief for five years. He is currently on the Board of Directors. He takes part in many of the department’s community events such as Halloween parties, oyster suppers, chicken barbecues and the fire prevention program.
Robyn is always helping out at events with Richard plus she was in the Fire Auxiliary for seven years and an EMT for six years. Robyn is the contact person when someone wants to use the fire hall. She regularly sets up for the Heritage Society meetings, community luncheons as well as other events.
Richard is also a trustee of the Erieville Evergreen Cemetery and also served as sexton for a time. Both have been involved in scouting with their children. Whenever the community needs volunteers, they are there.
All residents are invited to attend the award ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Erieville Fire Hall to honor this couple.