A distinguished honor

Anne Curless leads her husband, Larry tothe stage at the Honeywell Center's Legacy Hall after he was named the 2018 Wabash Distinguished Citizen. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian

Longtime community activist Larry Curless was named the 2018 Wabash Distinguished Citizen during the Grow Wabash County annual dinner on Thursday night.

In addition, J.M. Reynolds Oil Co. was honored as the 2018 Business of the Year.

Curless was introduced to the audience during a speech given by 2017 Distinguished Citizen Parker Beauchamp.
“It’s someone that I thought I knew well,” Beauchamp told the crowd gathered in the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall. “Then, after receiving the research … filled with accomplishment, chairmanships and success, I realized right away just how little I knew.”

With as much as Curless has accomplished, he continued, “my feeling is, there are at least two of this person.”
Curless served as a director and treasurer of the Honeywell Foundation for 22 years. He also has served as president of Wabash Valley Music Association.

His chairmanships include work with such groups as Indiana Farm Bureau, Country Mark Co-op and Pro Ag Co and about 30 other organizations.

Posted on 2018 Oct 16