This is Eldon “Joe” Henderson, wearing his uniform as Leader of The Orange Young Britons in 1962. This extraordinary man served the community with his involvement in the Orange Lodge, O.Y.B Band, Marching Saints, Chamber of Commerce, 150th Anniversary Committee, L.A.C.A.C, Hydro Electric Commission, Minor Baseball, Hospital Board, the Canoe Club and more. Of course, he also served as Mayor from 1973 to 1976.
Did you know that it was Mayor Henderson who chose the “257” telephone exchange for Carleton Place? He chose this number to honour the Orange Young Britons Lodge #257, of which he had became a member at the age of 14! I had no idea- and now you know the rest of the story.
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