Committee Charge: to select a Minuteman Cane award winner each year.
To be eligible, a candidate must be:
A resident of Lexington for 15 years or more
At least 80 years of age
Actively involved in the community
An inspiration to others and exhibit a creative approach to life through a choice of second career, hobby or volunteerism
Every year Lexington residents are invited to nominate their favorite octogenarian for the award! This prestigious cane is awarded on Patriots' Day at the Ceremonies on the Battle Green following the morning parade.
Nominations for 2023 have closed. Nominations for the 2024 Award will open in January 2024.
History of the Minuteman Cane Award
In 1988, Lexington's Council on Aging and the Minuteman newspaper revived the tradition of awarding a historic walking stick to honor a Lexington resident. The original Boston Post Cane was presented to the eldest male resident. The new award honors a Lexingtonian, 80 or older, who reflects today's active senior citizen life. See more on the history of this award.
2023: Fran Ludwig
2022: Leona Martin
2021: Carolyn Wortman
2020: No ceremony held, due to COVID
2019: Patricia Elen Costello
2018: Martha C. Wood
2017: Sophia Ho
2016: Bill Hays
2015: John Frey
2014: Shirley Tufts Lane
2013: Eleanor Smith
2012: Aurio Pierro
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.