Tanner honored

B y Jaime Thomas

Several dozen town employees, friends and relatives of Highway Superintendent John Tanner gathered at the town offices to surprise him Monday afternoon.

The luncheon was intended to honor Tanner who is retiring this month after 20 years on the job, but he almost missed it.

A little while before he was set to arrive, Tanner called Town Superintendent Matt Hicks and asked if they could reschedule their lunch because of a broken truck. But Hicks said he was busy and insisted he come Monday.

Tanner said he was indeed surprised at the 30 to 40 people gathered for soup and sandwiches provided by Theresa Loomis as well as cake.

He was emotional as Hicks presented him with a slate plaque commemorating his service and laughed while receiving a director’s chair from Telescope Casual Furniture that read “Let it snow, it’s not my problem anymore.”

Hicks also gave him a gift certificate to Verizon for an update cellphone and thanked him for his time with the town. Tanner, full of emotion, said he loved the job and that he would miss it.

 

 

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