West Barnstable Woman Named 2018 Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year

Nancy Shoemaker

CAPE COD- The 17th annual Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year has been awarded to Nancy Shoemaker of West Barnstable.

Beginning in 2002, the award annually recognizes a woman who exemplifies the traits of leadership in the community and has made significant contribution to the arts, education, business, community involvement and/or volunteerism while embracing the ideals of patriotism.

“We really try to find an outstanding women who is outstanding outside of her normal profession, and outside of her elected position as part of the application,” said Ann Canedy, Tales of Cape Cod board member.

Shoemaker is the owner of West Barnstable Press and offers her talents free of charge to a number of nonprofits.

She has served on the Board of Trustees of the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation since 2012 and has been instrumental on the History and Program Committees serving as the co-narrator for the 400th Anniversary of West Parish of Barnstable Historical Trolley Tour, among other achievements.

“I love Cape Cod. I particularly love W. Barnstable, which I share that hometown with Mercy Otis-Warren. I’ve been so lucky to be involved with printing, my father was a local printer, and we’ve always had interesting people coming in, and I think Cape Cod is especially blessed with people interested in keeping our history alive for future generations,” said Shoemaker.

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7 pm, Nancy Shoemaker will be presented the Award by last year’s recipient Dolores DaLuz at Tales of Cape Cod, Olde Colonial Courthouse, 3046 Main Street, Barnstable Village.

As part of the presentation, Orleans Elementary School fifth grader Molly Filteau has been invited to read her essay, which is the first winning entry in the Mercy Otis Warren Freedom of Expression essay competition.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

Nancy Shoemaker

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