Sharon Turner Awarded #FarmingtonNH Woman Of The Year By Woman’s Club At Town Meeting

Sharon Turner was presented the  2020 Woman of the Year Award from the Farmington Woman's Club this March at our Town Meeting. It was wonderful to see Sharon get recognition for all she does, and has done, for the Farmington community.

Fred Rogers, of Mr Rodgers Neighborhood, often told this story about when he was a boy and felt scared: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”
There is no better word to describe Sharon Turner than a "helper."

I've personally had the great pleasure of  seeing Sharon in action every day that we work in the museum together sorting through Farmington's vast, fragmented historical record. She is one of the most perceptive, committed, compassionate people I have ever met. Fellow resident and Farmington Woman's' Club member JoAnn Doke, had this to say about Sharon when she gave the award and  plaque to her that evening:

“This year's Woman of the year, I'm sure, is well known to many of you. A Farmington native, she has served on too many boards and committees to list but most recently she served on the steering committee involved with searching for plans for the former fire station.  You may have also seen her planting and maintaining the beautiful garden by the municipal parking lot. She has spent countless hours working with the Historical Society and the curator of the Museum of Farmington Museum. In her spare time she traps, rescues, fosters  and rehomes stray and feral cats and an occasional pig. Please join me in congratulating Sharon Turner as Farmington Woman's Club 2020 Woman of the Year.” 

When you see Sharon please offer her your congratulations!

Kyle Leach
Museum of Farmington History

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Ouimette.

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