Long-time Farmington Public Schools and community volunteer Lynn Halton has been named this year’s Dick Tupper Community Service Award winner.
The annual award is presented by Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House, with support from the Farmington Area Goodfellows.
Halton will be honored during the Neighborhood House Fundraising Gala, held Thursday April 18, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., at Longacre House, 24705 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills.
Halton was active in five school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and served as president of the Farmington District PTA council. Among the programs she championed are scholarships for students at Gill Elementary and Farmington High School, creating a permanent student garden at Power Middle School and turning Farmington High’s PTA into a PTSA with the addition of student representatives.
In addition, Halton serves on the boards of Farmington Youth Assistance and Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families and is a past volunteer at the Governor Warner Mansion.
In her current position as Supervisor for the Public Service Intern Program at University of Michigan, she mentors students to help them secure internships and has established a scholarship program so many more students could participate.
“We are thrilled to present this award to Lynn,” Barbara Tupper Dresden, Vice President of Neighborhood House, said in a press release. “She is a longtime supporter of Neighborhood House and the Farmington/Farmington Hills communities. Her volunteerism is infectious. She recruited me into the PTA many years ago.”
Neighborhood House, which provides year-round financial help and other resources for local families in need, was founded almost 30 years ago by community leader Dick Tupper. He was a longtime Farmington resident and businessman who gave countless hours serving his community and inspiring others to do so.
The April 18 event will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets are available with a suggested donation of $25 and can be purchased by calling the Neighborhood House office, 248-871-2848, or at the door the day of the Gala.
Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. All proceeds from the Gala will go directly to those in need. Last year, Neighborhood House provided financial assistance to more than 250 families in Farmington and Farmington Hills.