Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Ceremony Tonight

BARNSTABLE – The 17th annual Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Award will be presented at a ceremony this evening.

This Year, Nancy Shoemaker of West Barnstable is set to receive the coveted award. As owner of West Barnstable Press, Shoemaker regularly offers her talents and equipment free of charge to area nonprofits.

She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation since 2012, volunteers with local community groups, and is a founding member and past president of the West Barnstable Historical Society.

“I love Cape Cod. I particularly love West Barnstable, which I share that hometown with Mercy Otis-Warren,” said Shoemaker.

“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.”

Since 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.

The ceremony gets underway at 7 pm, at Tales of Cape Cod, Olde Colonial Courthouse. Shoemaker will be presented with the Award by last year’s recipient Dolores DaLuz.

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.

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