William Morrison spent most of his life benefiting those around him

To the Editor:

Last year, when I was working on my Eagle Project at the Heldeberg Workshop, which involved constructing new seating for the Morrison Theater, I thought it would be appropriate to add a plaque that enumerated Mr. Morrison’s many contributions to the local community so that people who attended performances at the theater would better appreciate his legacy.

Even though this summer’s sessions at the Heldeberg Workshop may have been canceled, honoring the late William Morrison was not. On Sunday, Aug. 2, a plaque honoring Mr. Morrison’s legacy was placed next to the existing plaque dedicating the theater to Mr. Morrison. The new plaque describes some of Mr. Morrison’s many contributions to our community.

Mr. Morrison spent most of his life benefiting those around him, including the Heldeberg Workshop, the Bethlehem School District, The Slingerlands Community Players, and Voorheesville Boy Scout Troop 1073. Mr. Morrison also served in the 10th Mountain Division, earning the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and The Combat Veterans Badge.

The erection of this plaque could not have been accomplished without a generous donation from the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation and also Anne Lennox. The VCSF contributes to countless projects that benefit the surrounding area. Anne Lennox is an outstanding member of the community who jumped at the chance to contribute to this project.

Additionally, the cooperation of the Heldeberg Workshop and its board members and the assistance of the Morrison family allowed for the plaque to be prepared and mounted, while also contributing to the history of Mr. Morrison’s life.

Peter Ruhren

Troop 1073


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