At the meeting of Whitworth Town Council on 21 November, the Town Council voted to bestow the title of Honorary Townsman of Whitworth on Mrs Anita Farrow.
The nomination was made by Councillor Jim Mellor, who explained “Anita has given excellent service to Whitworth, as a member Whitworth Amateur Dramatic Society for over 50 years, during that time she has served in every capacity but is currently the president. Anita has also served the community by leading the Horticultural Society. Anita joined the Horticultural Society in the days when there were regular gardening shows and was the driving force in obtaining funds for the restoration of the memorial gardens and getting the roadside planters built.”
Anita was awarded the Jeff Ogden service to the community award in 2012 and 2019 Women of Whitworth lifetime achievement award. This is a prestigious accolade and the highest award the Town Council are able to give and he cannot think of anyone that is more deserving. To make the award even more special, Anita will be the first female recipient of the award.
The first Honorary Townsman of Whitworth was Herr Oskar Böhm from Kandel, Whitworth’s twin German town, who received the award in 1980; the most recent recipient was Councillor Tom Aldred, who was honored in 2012. The recipients have all been nominated for the award for their services to the Whitworth community, and a Roll of Honour can be found on display in the Council Chambers in the Whitworth Town Council offices at Whitworth Civic Hall (The Riverside).
The occasion will be marked with a celebratory dinner on Saturday 28th March at 7pm at the Riverside (Civic Hall). All are welcome to join the celebration and support Anita by attending the dinner.
The evening will commence at 7pm with prosecco on arrival and entertainment form the Whitworth Vale and Healey Band. Guests will be seated at 7.30pm for a four course dinner and after the dinner, local vocal duo 'Pub Lunch' will be taking to the stage. Tickets are priced at £32.50 per head with a small surcharge for online bookings. Please confirm your menu choices on booking, dietary requirement should also be advised as these will be catered for. Cheques can be made payable to 'Whitworth Town Council' and posted to the Council Office, The Riverside, Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8DP.
Anita Farrow Honorary Townsman Celebratory Dinner
Date: Saturday 28 March 2020
Venue: The Riverside, Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8DP