The Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame has been established in 2018 by the Wheatland local Town Government, for the purpose of facilitating a community-wide tradition of identifying, recognizing and honoring Wheatland’s most outstanding citizens who have made significant, positive, notable and/or lifetime contributions to the Town of Wheatland in the areas of community, education, recreation, civil and social services.
For 2018, three extremely deserving individuals have been inducted into the Wheatland Community Hall of Fame (for a description their community contributions click on the specific inductee's name). The new inductees were formerly recognized at a gathering during the Scottsville Parade of lights, receiving Certificates of Recognition by Steve Brew, local County Legislator for the Wheatland area. Each Community Hall of Fame inductee is also recognized by a plaque proudly displayed in the Town of Wheatland Municipal Building.
John Talcott Wells Sr.
R. T. Miller Jr.
The Hall of Fame is governed by the Town of Wheatland local Government, supported by a volunteer Committee and funded by a combination of donations and sponsorships. The Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame has been made possible through the effort and diligence of the Wheatland Recreation Commission, serving as the “Salute to Excellence Committee” for collecting, evaluating and recommending selections for the Community Hall of Fame. Thank you to the following members of the “Salute to Excellence Committee”: Mark Turner (Chairman), Edd Kuhn, Cheryl Marginean, Scott Birnie, Lisa Bates, Shelley Gorino and Jenny Smith for their dedication and support.
In addition, a significant thank you to Edd Kuhn and Scottsville Lion’s Club, and to Scott Birnie of Jeffers and Birnie CPA's PC for their heart-felt contributions for the purchase of the plaques. Hopefully this is the beginning of a great tradition of support from local businesses and organizations in patronage of this endeavor. Also, a special thank you to Barb Chapman, the Wheatland Town Historian for her help with the nomination and evaluation of various historical candidates for Hall of Fame induction.