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October 17, 2013

Rotary Honors Kapfer, Peters for Community Service

Rotarian Brent Walker presents Wilma June Kapfer with her 2013 Citizen of the Year Award.

Two long-time community activists were honored by the Scotland County Rotary Club as the club's 2013 Citizens of the Year. The awards were presented at the club's annual awards supper and officer installation meeting.

Wilma June Kapfer was honored for her years of service to the Downing House Museum as well as for a career in the nursing field.

Kapfer, a retired nurse, has served as the curator for the museum in Memphis for the past 34 years, overseeing displays on the county's history while administering tours and supervising fundraising efforts.

An active genealogical researcher, Kapfer also was recognized for her efforts in assisting visitors from far and wide in their searches for family histories.

Jo Ann Peters was honored by the Rotary club as a Citizen of the Year. A tax accountant by trade, Peters has utilized her financial background in serving as the bookkeeper for a pair of community groups.

Rotarian Karl DeMarce presents Jo Ann Peters with her 2013 Citizen of the Year Award.

Peters volunteers her services for the Memphis Community Players. As a member of the traveling performing troupe for more than 30 years, Jo Ann adds her expertise to the funding side of the group, which has been responsible for the creation of the Memphis Theatre.

Peters serves in a similar capacity for Timber Ridge Golf Course of Memphis, preparing the financial reports for the country club's governing board while also helping to manage the facility's pro shop. She's held the position for the past decade.

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