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Bill Walker to be honored for 20+ years of community service


There isn’t much William C. “Bill” Walker of Dutton hasn’t been involved with during his 20-plus years of living in Gloucester.

He’s volunteered his time for a number of causes and organizations, ranging from the Gloucester Master Gardeners to the Gloucester Library. He serves on the Gloucester Wetlands Board. He’s even lent a helping hand to the 4-H camp in Jamestown.

This Saturday, Walker will be honored as grand marshal of the county’s Citizens’ Christmas and Holiday Parade. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. along Main Street.

He said he isn’t much for being in the spotlight or receiving accolades for the work he has done. “However, it’s nice to be honored in this way, for sure,” he said.

Walker, 74, was a sales representative for Tellabs, a communications company, before he retired. His work took him all across the country, including Charlotte, North Carolina, where he met his wife, Cheryl. The ...

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