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Randolph Couple Honored With DAR Service Award

John Lutz greets his wife, Ruth Lutz, who volunteers as a receptionist  at Gifford Medical Center.The Randolph couple were recently honored for their community involvement. Photograph by Harriet M. Chase

John Lutz greets his wife, Ruth Lutz, who volunteers as a receptionist at Gifford Medical Center.The Randolph couple were recently honored for their community involvement. Photograph by Harriet M. Chase

Randolph — John and Ruth Lutz, of Randolph, recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award from the Colonel Israel Converse Chapter of the DAR. The chapter’s membership area includes Braintree, Vt., Randolph, Barnard and Woodstock.

The couple are longtime volunteers in Randolph.

Their shared service work includes mowing the town property that adjoins their home on Elm Street. Members of Bethany United Church of Christ, they were active in the church’s recent building campaign, and John Lutz sings in the church choir.

John Lutz is a volunteer on Randolph’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee and designs the Greater Randolph Senior Center’s monthly newsletter. A former board member of the Randolph Community Development Corp., he was named Randolph Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year in 2007.

Ruth Lutz volunteers at Gifford Medical Center as a receptionist and at Kimball Library, where she shelves books.

She also donates her time to the Gifford Thrift Shop and serves as treasurer of Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary. She is a justice of the peace for the town of Randolph.

For information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Harriet M. Chase, regent, at 802-728-6677, or Shirley Garafano, chairwoman of the lineage and genealogical committees, at 802-234-6780.

— Staff report