Lloyd Hughes Carleton Place Grocer

Lloyd Hughes Carleton Place Grocer




By Mary Citizen special correspondent CARLETON PLACE

A quiet life-time resident of the town was named Citizen of Year this weekend. Lloyd Hughes, 83, who has lived in the same house for more than 68 years, said the award came as a complete surprise and he is still trying to figure out why he was picked. But the thunderous response of the large audience which gathered at the arena for the town’s Apreciation Night Dinner dispelled any fear that the mayor might have read the wrong name. Hughes admits that he has always been a “behind-the-scenes-man” and that he was too busy to take part in local government.

But there has never been any doubt in anyone’s mind that “Lloyd kicks with the right foot” as far as his federal and provincial politics are concerned. And he has always spoken out when he opposes something the government does…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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