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Raymond to receive annual AARP award

Published 4:29 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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The Westport-Weston Chapter of AARP has named longtime Westport civic leader Allen Raymond to receive its sixth annual Senior Star of the Year award.

The award recognizes a senior civic leader who has remained active as a lifetime contributor to the community, the chapter said.

A retired publishing executive, Allen is the town historian and remains an active volunteer for the Westport Public Library, Earthplace, Westport Historical Society, Greens Farms Congregational Church, Westport Rotary and the local Republican Party.

The award will be presented at the AARP chapter's holiday luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Red Barn Restaurant, the chapter said.

Allen is a former president of the Westport Weston Family Y and supported its plan to move from downtown to a new complex at its Mahackeno Outdoor Center.

Allen has donated $500,000 toward the new Y, and the organization earlier this year named the private access road to the property Allen Raymond Lane.

For further information on the luncheon or reservations, call 203-226-2564 by Dec. 9.