Kramer receives Historical Society Baker Service Award

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
Bonnie Stirewalt Kramer is the recipient of the 2008 Dr. Ira Lee Baker Service Award.
The Historical Society of South Rowan honored Kramer at its annual banquet earlier this month.
The Baker Service award is presented annually to a member of the Historical Society for dedication and service to the society and the community. It’s named for the late Ira Lee Baker, a dedicated charter member of the society. It’s presented to someone who loves history and who works diligently to preserve the heritage of the community.
A member of the society for several years, Kramer has been instrumental in the success of the organization.
Society officials praised her for always being willing to do whatever is needed for a project or event and being concerned about the good of the society. She has performed many functions, including serving as photographer, compiling yearbooks and serving as treasurer for many years.
Officials noted that Kramer faithfully attends all events and has given freely of her many talents and her time to the society.
In addition to working with the Historical Society, she is active at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church as treasurer and finance endowment treasurer.
She is president of the Senior Citizens Happy Club. She works with quilt tacking and currently co-chairs the church bazaar. She donates her time to the Main Street Mission, Salvation Army fundraisers and the Concord Community Free Clinic fundraiser.
Kramer also cares for the sick and elderly in the community and delivers Meals on Wheels.
Richard Burris and Barbara Doby presented a silver tray to Kramer in recognition of the award.
The dinner was held at Gary’s Barbecue. Jordan Connell provided musical entertainment.

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