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