Woman who lived in Roaring Spring recognized in Ohio

Margaret S. “Margie” Burket of Lancaster, Ohio, formerly of Roaring Spring, was recently honored with the Historic Preservation Award by the Elizabeth Sherman Reese Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lancaster, for her service and dedication to preserving the heritage of her community.

The award was presented to her by the chapter at the annual awards ceremony held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Burket was instrumental in creating the Lancaster Glass Museum.

She was active in communities, wherever she lived.

While in Pennsylvania, she received many awards for her volunteer work, including the Easter Seal Society’s highest state award, “Brace for the Ace.” She had also been a volunteer youth adviser at the Altoona YMCA-YWCA, president of the Lioness Club, secretary of the women’s club and president of Lutheran Church Women.

In the late 1980s, she was part of a group that formed the Roaring Spring Historical Society, which blocked Conrail from tearing down the Roaring Spring Station, and having it designated as a historic site. She was the public relations chairwoman for the Roaring Spring Centennial Celebration in 1987.