by Lisa Tome
You may find someone who loves Elkton more than Sue Whitaker, but it would be a challenge.
Her devotion and dedication to Elkton's revitalization effort and organization of Elkton's Chamber/Alliance helped Whitaker earn this year's Citizen of the Year Honors.
The honoree is chosen by past winners of the award.
"I'm excited and I was surprised. I've tried to figure our whatever I've done (to deserve it). I love Elkton," said Whitaker.
She's done a great deal.
For three years, from 1996-1999, she helped organize the Chamber/Alliance. And she is currently a member of the Elkton Vitalization Committee. She is also a past member of the town's zoning appeals board, planning commission, past president of the chamber/alliance, and past officer with the Women's Civic Club of Elkton.
"It was a start and was needed and now we're ready to take another step and it will go further," said Whitaker, of her work as a founder with the chamber/alliance.
She retired from W.L. Gore and Associates at the corporate headquarters. She also worked for Frederic G. Krapf and I.D. Griffith, both of Wilmington.
Whitaker has also created a business in Elkton, Suz Quilt Studio on East Main Street in Elkton. She is also an award winning professional longarm quilter. She is also a member of the Cecil Quilters, Ladybug Quilt Guild, Delmarva Longarmers Group, Statler Divas Longarm Group, and is a past president of the International Machine Quilters Association. Whitaker will be honored on Thursday, March 30 at Elkton's annual Citizen of the Year Banquet. That event will be held on the second floor of town hall. For more information call 410-398-5076. Online go to www.elktonalliance.org.