(Posted May 28, 2015)
An open house reception will be held to honor Stan Hanson on June 10 at the Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. A presentation is set for 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The Mount Sterling community is coming together to honor former resident, Stan “Dave” Hanson, for his many financial contributions to the village and many of its entities. Hanson was born and raised in Mount Sterling and has never forgotten his hometown, though he long since moved away and pursued a successful business career.
Retired from Proctor and Gamble and residing in Florida with his wife, Martha, Stan continues to keep in touch with lifelong friends in Madison County and keeps up on news from back home. His brother, Rick, still lives in Mount Sterling. Hanson credits Mount Sterling with laying the groundwork for his success.
The Hansons have contributed support to the town and the Madison-Plains School District. They gifted a total of $75,000 to Mount Sterling Public Library to assist with operating costs the past two years in support of the new book mobile and due to the failure of the 2014 levy attempt. They also have given $25,000 to the Mount Sterling Community Center, $10,000 to the Madison-Plains Athletic Association and another $10,000 to the Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League, all in the past couple of years.
Prior to those gifts, Hanson donated $10,000 to the Mount Sterling Friends of the Library and contributed to the group’s annual scholarship fund which offers two $500 book scholarships in his mother’s name.
The Mount Sterling Alumni Association is spearheading the open house and reception. Other groups involved in the event are: Mount Sterling Alumni Association, Mount Sterling Friends of the Library, Mount Sterling Public Library board and staff, Mount Sterling Community Center, Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League, Madison-Plains Athletic Association, and Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce.