Three local residents were honored on Nov. 17 at the Middletown Elks Durham-Middlefield night.
The Middlefield Firefighter of the Year was Paul Valvo. A 24 year member also served on the Board of Directors of the Valley Shore Communication Center. He is continually one of Middlefield's top responders and a valuable member of the department.
Durham Ambulance Person of the Year was Scott Wright. Scott has been a member since 1990 and his expertise in the communications industry has been a valuable asset to the Corp. He has been a strategic force behind the Town's Emergency Office Center. He was elected Chief of Service in 2004 and was the longest serving Chief in Durham EMS history.
The Angel Among Us Award went deservingly to Dr. Deborah Proctor who is a Physician and Teaching Professor at Yale School of Medicine. Often she ends up donating much of her time helping patients, pro bono. She started the Free FlexSig screening program and is co head of the IBD Center t Yale. She and her husband Rob began sponsoring a child at an orphanage in Honduras that turned into over 10 trips and sponsoring over 40 children. She performs many medical issues at a cancer clinic and house calls to rural areas. "Dr Deb" was an instrumental force in creating the Community Suppers. Dr. Proctor also served 4 years in the US Navy as a Lt. Commander and Medical Doctor.
The Middletown Elks Durham Middlefield Night was well attended as folks enjoyed dancing to the sounds of the Benevolent Dictators and emceed by Wendy Manemeit of Durham. Special words were given by both Selectman Brayshaw and Selectman Francis.