Blosser named Citizen of the Year

Tina Waltz, of the Women's Civic League, presents Terri Lynne Blosser and Tammy Bartholomew with a certificate of achievement for their mother, the late Linda Blosser.
Cassaundra Smith
Staff Writer

The Women's Civic League of Wapakoneta named Linda Blosser Citizen of the Year posthumously at a meeting Wednesday night.
Selection committee chair Tina Waltz spoke of Blosser's many contributions to the community. Blosser passed away in January. In attendance were her daughters, Terri Lynne Blosser and Tammy Bartholomew.
“The citizen of the year is someone who gives 110 percent of themselves to their community in every way possible,” Waltz said. “It's someone who just can't say no when it comes to helping better their town and the people that live there. Someone who isn’t afraid of hard work and long hours if that means they can help one more family member and one more organization get the job done.”
Blosser offered 50 plus years of service to others, and in doing so, she gave unselfishly of her talents, time and energy, Waltz said. She volunteered in both leadership and supportive roles at Wapakoneta City Schools, the Wapakoneta Gardens Assisted Living, the Optimist Club, the Auglaize County Election Board, the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild, the Auglaize Humane Society, the Riverside Art Center and the Women's Civic League.

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