Robert Huxley honored

On Sunday, April 26, Robert “Bob” Huxley, accompanied by other Shirley Democrats, attended the Middlesex & Worcester Democratic Coalition Breakfast held at the Portuguese Club in Hudson.

There, they enjoyed a delicious breakfast and cheered on their friend Bob as he was awarded the Distinguished Democrat Award for Shirley from state Sen. James Eldridge. Accompanying Bob to the event from Shirley were John Oelfke, Charline Oelfke and Betty Keddy.

The award was given to Bob for his dedicated volunteer service as a democrat. Eldridge read the following statement before presenting Bob with the award:

“Robert was first able to vote at the age of 21 in the 1972 national election, taking great pleasure in voting for George McGovern. He also voted for lowering the voting age to 18 for Massachusetts residents. He campaigned actively when he was younger and had a small family, but became more active in the Democratic Town Committee since his two older children grew up. He is a lifelong Democrat, even for the two years he lived in Alaska, where he campaigned for Jimmy Carter. Robert is currently the chairman of the Shirley Democratic Town Committee, a Registrar of Voters, a deacon at the United Church of Shirley, and the Charter Executive for Cub Scout Pack 31.”