CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Borough officers are searching for a brand new recipient of the coveted Gold Headed Cane.
The consideration is bestowed upon the borough’s oldest resident, who’s offered with an ornamental cane. The cane is engraved with the title of every recipient.
The newest recipient of the cane has handed away, so officers are in search of the borough’s oldest resident to allow them to award her or him the cane.
Not solely is the recipient recognized for his or her longevity, however the award itself has been round some time. The Gold Headed Cane custom started in 1927.
The primary recipient was George D. Humes, who was born in 1828 and lived to be 100 years previous. Two months after he was offered with the unique cane, it was misplaced when his home burned down, in line with a borough doc. A second cane was given to him, and it has been handed all the way down to recipients to current day.
Up to now, there have been 39 recipients. A recipient retains the cane till she or he strikes from the borough or passes away.
Recipients should have resided throughout the borough limits for 10 years.
Anybody submitting a nomination is requested to incorporate the nominee’s title, tackle and date of start.
To submit a nomination or for extra data, name the borough workplace at (814) 398-2311.