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Historical Society honors Darlene Scott
MARYSVILLE Civic leader and downtown merchant Darlene Scott was honored by the Marysville Historical Society as the Pioneer of the Year on Jan. 8.
The owner of Carrs Hardware store on Third Street, Scott is a long-time city resident and traces her roots back to some of the towns founders; the hardware store has been in business for 82 years and has a trove of historical pictures on the interior walls.
Historical Society President Ken Cage saluted Scott in front of a packed house at the Marysville Public Library, noting that she is one of the most tireless workers for the society.
Darlene works for us everyday, she sells, sells, sells, Cage said.
More than that, Scott is known for her work with the Downtown Merchants Association, and projects like the Homegrown Festival each summer, the old-fashioned Christmas festivities and years of work with the Marysville Strawberry Festival.
Thank you for all you do for us, Cage told her.
I thoroughly enjoy it. Its part of my heritage and Bruces heritage too. Scott replied, referring to her late husband.
Cage moved to Marysville in 1965 and noted that before long Scott had roped him into volunteering with the PTA. He said the Pioneer of the Year award was not only given to pioneers but also to people who have worked in society. That described Scott to a T, according to Cage.
She is just an all around very good community member for many, many years, he said.
The society continues its drive to build a new museum on land next to Jennings Memorial Park and installed three new board members, including Larry Trivett, John Bingham and Roland Halvorson. Trivett is a local attorney who served as Marysvilles municipal judge; Bingham is a Marysville native who has worked for the Marysville School District for more than 20 years and is now in charge of new construction projects including an $80 million high school and $20 million elementary school.
For more information or to donate to the societys capital projects fund, see their website at www.marysvillehistory.org or email them at Marysvillehistoricalsociety@Verizon.net.