ELEANOR BARRY OF VICTOR IS HONORED AS ONTARIO REPUBLICAN OF THE YEAR
CANANDAIGUA – The Ontario County Republican Committee is proud to announce that Eleanor Barry of Victor will be honored as the Ontario County Republican of the Year at the first Constitution Day Dinner Friday, Sept. 8, at Club 86 in Geneva.
The event will feature federal and state lawmakers, including Rep. Chris Collins of Buffalo, Sen. Pam Helming of Canandaigua, Sen. Rich Funke of Fairport and Leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua.
“We have so many great Republicans in Ontario County, but Eleanor Barry immediately stood out as our honoree,” said Trisha Turner, county Republican committee chairwoman. “We are so pleased to honor one of our most loyal supporters.”
“My father was a Republican and he always voted,” said Barry. “He encouraged me to vote, but I had to wait until I was 21.”
Since then she has never missed an election and she is 93 years young. “One year they had to carry me up the steps to the Victor Town Hall so I could cast my ballot,” she recalled.
After growing up in Rushville, she moved to Victor where she taught Latin for a few years before moving on to a long career with Eastman Kodak. She got involved in Republican political work as a poll watcher. She joined the Victor Town Republican Committee in the 1960s and remains an active member today. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the county committee.
Town and City Republican Committee Persons of the Year also will be honored at the dinner.
“We plan to make the Constitution Day Dinner an annual event to meet and hear from prominent Republican office holders and to celebrate success on the local, state and national levels,” said Turner.
Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
Tickets for the dinner are $30 per person or $250 for tables of eight and can be purchased from www.ontariocountyrepublicancommittee.com or P.O. Box 610, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Additional sponsorships are available by contacting Turner at 585-261-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.