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Cheers and jeers

August 30, 2014
Leader Herald

CHEERS - To a remarkable woman. Barbara Spraker, who died Monday at age 89, had great love for her family and country. She also was passionate about preserving local history. Barbara, a Canajoharie resident, spent a lot of time taking on projects to promote and preserve her village and the Mohawk Valley. She was instrumental in getting a bike path built and a tourism booth established, and she was Montgomery County commissioner for the New York Heritage Corridor, a state organization that encourages local tourism. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce recognized her outstanding efforts, creating a tourism award in her name. In 2002, Barbara was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award for the Mohawk Valley. Few people show as much devotion to their community as Barbara did. She will be missed. Perhaps others will learn from her lifelong example of good citizenship and community involvement.



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