Ted Claydon Receives Worthington’s Golden Cane

Worthington Council on Aging awarded Ted Claydon with the distinguished oldest resident Golden Cane Award. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, August 26, in the beautiful garden behind Jerrilee Cane and Ted Claydon’s home.

It was a beautiful late summer afternoon with many friends, socially distanced, witnessing this special event. Worthington selectman, Steve Smith, presented Ted with the engraved golden cane.

Worthington Selectboard Member Steve Smith presenting Ted Claydon with the Golden Cane

Ted worked as an airplane mechanic during World War II and he continued honorably after the war as both a mechanic and engineer for planes.

Ted Claydon has been a part of Worthington for 55 years. He has played an integral part of helping build the town’s Historical Society. Ted restored the Johnson House and Farm which has now become a place for therapy animals. Claydon also was instrumental in the planning and development of the Worthington Swim and Tennis Club and served as an active member of the Worthington Golf Club.

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