“No, it is not just because you’ve been married so long, just your contribution to the community,” Beulah said. “I am just honored to be a part of this.”
In addition to their efforts to feed the homeless at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church and the St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Graves also volunteer at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse.
Thanks and congratulations from council poured in until the microphone was passed to Shirley. Neither of the two had any idea they were to be commended by the council, they said after the hearing.
“You rascals,” she said with a smile. “We never expected it, it has been an honor to serve our community. We hope we have a few more years to do so and I am very grateful to have so many friends, dear friends.”
Anybody over 70-years-old who has lived in the county for 40 or more years can be nominated as a living treasure, according to the program’s website.