Plympton-Wyoming mayor honours community volunteers


Lamrecton Camp – volunteers who gave Plympton-Wyoming the waterfront park are among those on being honoured by Mayor Lonny Napper.


Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper is preparing to honour community members who have made a difference.

Napper and his wife, Carolyn, started the tradition several years ago as a way of saying thanks. “Plympton Wyoming has been very good to us we just thought it was time to recognize the volunteers ; they’re what makes this such a wonderful place to live.”

Napper released the names of this years’ honourees Monday. They include:

Emm Gryner – who spent her childhood in Plympton-Wyoming – for her “illustrious musical career” including three Juno nominations and 10 albums as well as collaboration with Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Emma Whiting and Lauren Armstrong for “showcasing young talent in the area” by organizing the popular Wyoming’s Got Talent during the local fair.

Sister Colleen Young for 50 years of service to the Sisters of Service – Canada and the Wyoming community.

Lamrecton Camp- Board of Directors for operating the camp and “their generous donation of the camp to Plympton Wyoming residents so we can continue to enjoy it for many years to come.”

Laura Nichols, who made sure every veteran’s grave in the Wyoming Cemetery had a flag placed on it during Decoration Day. “We should all be grateful for her community service to our veterans.”

Susan Jones  who started a yoga program in a new park at Sunset Acres.

Hailey Steinman who placed first in the province in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Public Speaking contest for her speech on remembrance.

Bill Munro and Tyler Munro have planted over 100 trees in local parks.

Donna Minielly has dedicated an outstanding number of years of service to the PlymptonWyoming Agricultural Society. “People like Donna make this Community great.”

Tom O’Brien, a 50 year veteran of Wyoming’s public works department who is retiring.

Gayle Phipps works with Sarnia Lambton Therapy Dogs and with her dog Lexy brighten the day of many residents who reside in homes in the area.

Omer Foisy who has worked with Big Brothers for 45 years.

Lambton County 4H  for 100 years of service.

Kelsey Clark – a cancer survivor who repelled the London City Tower to raise money for Make a Wish Foundation. “You make your town very proud,” says Napper.

Brian Helps  for countless hours spent grooming ball parks in Wyoming.

Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa Paul Dumont, Margo Harrison, Carol Fritzley for hosting the “highly successful” P.G.A. Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.

Ron Clark Motors – recognizing 50 years of service to the area.

The community members will be honoured with a lunch at the Camlachie Community Centre Feb. 6. Tickets are available in advance only, by calling Lonny Napper at 226-307-0523 or the Municipal Office at 519-845-3939.

Money raised by the event will go to the Lambton County 4H.