Hiram Historical Society is pleased to award Sue Hamilton the 2023 Hubert
W. Clemons Award for Outstanding Service to the Town of Hiram. Sue gives
her time unconditionally to make our community a better place, always
willing to lend a helping hand. She has been instrumental in the success of
our Hiram Community Center, Soldiers Memorial Library, and Hiram Arts
Sue joins an esteemed group of awardees: Donna Ward, 2022; Susan D. Moulton,
2021; Lura Sawyer, 2020; and Mary Hannaford, 2019. The first award was bestowed in 2006 upon Hubert W. Clemons, for whom the award is named, for his many
years devoted to Hiram’s history.
Her experience as an elementary teacher has come to bear in the many events
in which she participates, especially her skill in working with children at
various programs such as with the Children’s Museum of Maine events. At
Soldiers Memorial Library she helps select books for young patrons and has
donated many items to make the children’s area more robust.
The Library’s fundraisers have been a success thanks to Sue’s cooking
skills. She plans menus, prepares the food, serves, and cleans up all
without complaint and with little assistance. She spearheaded Wednesday
coffee hours, making sure coffee is hot and often baking something to share.
If you have had the opportunity to partake in the Hiram Community Center’s
Roast Beef Suppers*, you saw Sue serving pies – she has baked many of them.
Sue works without complaint and is a dedicated volunteer who gives her all. We are fortunate to have her and are happy to bestow this much deserved honor on her.
*The last Roast Beef Supper is Saturday. November 4, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge.
Source: Hiram Historical Society