Wilson receives award, certificate

STOCKTON – A few local people were honored recently for their various accomplishments.

One of them was Stockton Town Supervisor David Wilson, who spoke briefly on receiving the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Chautauqua County Red Cross at the Hon-oring Hometown Heroes ceremony.

“Everyone knows this is my Golden Globe Award,” he said as he showed off the slick glass award on the table. “Thanks to the town board for the writeup. I was really humbled and honored to get it.”

Wilson gave a sports reference to why he received this honor.

“It is good to recognize this is a team effort here,” he said. “I don’t mind being the quarterback. It is a complete team effort; without all of you guys doing what you do, I wouldn’t of gotten this. We keep the whole town in our best interests. I will keep being the quarterback as long as you want me here.”

Councilman John Beichner shook Wilson’s hand.

“You are a good man,” he said. “It was well deserved.”

Along with the Humanitarian Award, Wilson was presented with certificates of appreciation from State Sen. Cathy Young, Congressman Tom Reed, County Executive Vince Horrigan, and Assemblyman Andy Goodell.

There was a reception after the town board meeting to celebrate this achievement.