To the Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved with the Da Vinci Award that was presented to me June 10 at the New Milford Historical Society.

My family and I had a lovely time, and it is a true honor and privilege to be a recipient.

I want to thank Mayor David Gronbach, Katy Francis and the rest of the nominating committee, Ted Hine for hosting the event at the historical society, and my co-honoree, Lisa Miller, who has done so much for Loaves & Fishes.

I’d also like to thank all the past recipients who attended. I’m thrilled to now be a member of the “Da Vinci Club.”

Lastly, I’d like to thank the late Peter Orenski who created the award back in 2001 to honor New Milford residents.

I’m very fortunate and proud to live in such a wonderful town.

Thank you so much.

Jeremy Ruman