Last night I had a good time at the LookOut restaurant in Henderson Harbor where the Watertown Chamber of Commerce doled out another Athena Award. Henderson is a pretty spot....As a provincial local politician I never thought there was a world beyond Sackets.
This years recipient seems like such a nice person. Jody LaLone is President of CarFreshner Corporation, based in Watertown. This iconic American firm sells the scented trees seen round the world. CarFreshner has also been a big supporter of the Thompson Park Zoo.
I delivered some remarks and presented Ms. LaLone with a city coin and a First Citizen Award, marred only by the capricious behavior of the lawyer sitting next to me at dinner. Instead of passing a cream container to the person on the other side of me, this boisterous barrister tossed it and it landed in my coffee. The splash made it on to the materials I was presenting so today I went over to CarFreshner with a new folder for Jody's certificate.
It's all part of the duties assigned, but of course I won't mention the lawyer in question, because as a retired LTC and downtown businessman he might be chagrined at the notoriety.
My remarks must have been OK. A channel seven luminary complimented me today. High praise indeed.