AVON — Paul and Betty Lou Tilly were honored Thursday night at the Town of Avon board meeting where they were given a certificate of recognition for their contributions to Avon.
Supervisor David LeFeber welcomed the Tilly’s and asked them to stand in front of the board as they accepted their award.
“I thank you for all you have done for the community,” said LeFeber as he choked up a bit.
The Tilly’s are very active in the Avon Farmer’s Market. Betty Lou participates in Martha’s Kitchen every Saturday at noon at the Episcopal Church in Avon, where she prepares lunch for people who have no other place to eat. Betty Lou is also the Chairman of the Women of Zion.
Paul Tilly has been a member of the Lions Rotary Club for 33 years and is now an honorary member and belongs to the Paul Harris Fellows.
The Tilly’s both work at the Zion House, which houses 6 women coming back from the Armed Forces helping them readjust to civilian life.
The Tilly’s garden is a certified National Wildlife Habitat. They do tours for nursery schools in the Spring.
“Paul and Betty Lou are very active in the community and well deserving of this honor,” said LeFeber.
The Tilly’s were speechless for the duration of the presentation and at the end all they said was, “Thank you everyone.”