VIA of Doylestown Sponsors Bucks County Women’s History Month Award

The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) was one of fourteen proud sponsors of the 2016 Bucks County Women’s History Month Award.

The Bucks County Women’s History Month Award is selected by a committee of agencies and organizations that promote community dialogue on issues impacting women in Bucks County.

Jean Rutherford and Cory Schroeder

This award has been presented for 34 years to a Bucks County woman who best exemplifies the social, intellectual and creative contributions women have made to our future and the quality of life for Bucks County residents. They are ideal role models, having demonstrated exemplary character and integrity with outstanding leadership. Previous award recipients are some of the most influential women in Bucks County.

VIA member, Kathy Meyer, has served as the liaison between the VIA and the Committee that reviews the application for the award.

The 35th Annual award honors Cynthia M. Rufe, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The award ceremony took place on Thursday March 10, 2016 at the James-Lorah Memorial Home Auditorium, 132 N. Main Street in Doylestown. Prior to the ceremony, members of the VIA offered attendees private tours of the home, listed on The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

A certificate was awarded in honor of Sarah James, a founding member of the VIA. VIA member Jean Rutherford dressed in period costume to receive the award on behalf of Sarah for her contributions to the Central Bucks community.

(Photographed above are Jean Rutherford (dressed as Miss Sarah James), VIA Member, and Cory H. Schroeder, VIA President-Elect.)