Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Darke County Native Annie Oakley Receives Great Ohioan Award

Buchy Applauds Recognition of Great Ohioans

State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) today applauded the recent announcement by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation of the 2014 Great Ohioans.

The Great Ohioan Award commemorates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event or series of events of lasting significance in World, American or Ohio history. The 2014 honorees are Darke County’s Annie Oakley, sharpshooter and educator, and Jerri Mock, the first woman to fly around the world.

“I was highly supportive of the move to make Annie Oakley one of this year’s Great Ohioans,” Rep. Buchy said. “I’m not only proud of her because she is from Darke County, but because of the inspiration she was to so many women and men throughout her life. Today, we can continue to see her example of what it takes to achieve great heights. As Annie Oakley said, ‘Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting, for only practice will make you perfect.’”

The 2014 honorees were presented by the Capitol Square Foundation and unanimously approved by the twelve-member CSRAB.

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