Hayes honored with award
Martha Hayes , of Mt. Pleasant, was honored with an award at the Preservation At Its Best 2013 Awards presented at the annual dinner event of the Preserve Iowa Summit in Burlington on Aug. 23.
Each year Preservation Iowa seeks to honor individuals, organizations, projects and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, they hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect and promote Iowa’s places that matter.
The Hayes Award, created just this year, honors an individual who has dedicated time and effort to Preservation Iowa over the long term and who has shown exemplary commitment and service to the organization and its preservation education and advocacy mission. The first recipient of this award is the woman for whom it is named, Martha Hayes.
Hayes was a textbook editor in Chicago and on the East Coast before she moved back to her hometown of Mt. Pleasant, where she became involved in the community.
Along with volunteering at the Henry County Health Center, Hayes has shared her talents locally as the collection supervisor for the Theatre Museum in Mt. Pleasant.