By RUSSELL JONES
PITTSFORD — The town of Pittsford is dedicating it’s annual town report to Rodney Drown and Mike and Mary Blanchard.
Rod Drown was originally honored with a dedication of the Town Report in 2003 but the Selectboard felt his contributions to Pittsford over the years deserved another occasion to celebrate the man after his recent passing.
Rod was elected First Constable and Animal Control Officer and served two terms on the Selectboard. He was also chairman of the town’s Recreation Committee and a proud member of the Lion’s Club as well as a member of the Pittsford Congregational Church, where he served as deacon for many years.
Rod was recognized for his community service when Jim Douglas bestowed the Governor’s Award upon him in 2006 and the Lion’s Club honored him for 41 years of service to the club and town in 2014.
Mike Blanchard has been a business man and entrepreneur in Pittsford for many years. He owned and operated Pittsford Auto Sales for 48 years and in 2013 he and his wife Mary bought and upgraded the New England Maple Museum.
They have contributed greatly to the town of Pittsford, including helping to establish the Pittsford Santa’s Fund, with support of the Pittsford Fire Department, which for years has presented Christmas gifts to children and families in need.