On Friday October 2, at the Opening Ceremony for Bayfield Applefest 2015, the League of Women Voters of Ashland & Bayfield Counties received a wonderful proclamation from Bayfield mayor Larry MacDonald.
The proclamation highlighted our Applefest parade entry celebrating the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and honored LWV/ABC for the work of the league in making democracy work here in Northern Wisconsin.
Lu Eckels, a founding member of LWV/ABC, accepted the award. She was accompanied by her daughter Dede Eckels and Madelaine Herder, LWV/ABC president.
How wonderful to carry on the tradition begun by women like Lu and others, who founded our local league so many years ago!
View a video of the presentation below.