Lucille Nussdorfer
Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year Banquet
October 12, 2023

Celebrate the women who have helped dramatically shape the foundation
of our community through volunteerism.

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is pleased to present the Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year Award in memory of Lucille Nussdorfer, founder of the Dennison Servicemen’s Canteen that served 1.3 million soldiers during WWII.

This Canteen became an inspiration to other towns across the country that copied Lucille’s efforts and created their own canteens. The volunteer effort that resulted from Lucille’s spark brought together 4,000 volunteers from 8 counties, and left a reputation of caring and hospitality in our county that is remembered to this day.

For her lasting impact on our area’s history, Lucille was inducted into the Ohio Governor’s Women’s Hall of Fame by Governor Voinovich.

This award is given to someone who follows in the footsteps of Lucille Nussdorfer, who has made a significant lasting impact on her community through volunteerism.

2007   Phyllis Van Horn

2008   Connie Finton

2009   Martha Campbell

2010   Anna Lee Brendza

2011   Penny Zurcher

2012   Molly Doughten

2013   Lois Andreas

2014    Mary Hamilton

2015    Cindy Laughlin

2016    Ronna Coventry

2017    Donna Beitzel

2018    Cecilia Krocker

2019    Angie Thomas

2020  No Winner Chosen Due to COVID-19

2021   Cheryl Graham

2022  Janet Kemp


Nominations are due September 15, 2023 

2023 Lucille Nussdorfer Woman of the Year Application