On Friday Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) issued a press release on his opportunity this month to recognize a county resident with a Sagamore of the Wabash. His comments follow:

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the governor bestows, to Randy Danielson for his work bringing the REES, Plymouth’s historic movie theater, back to life after nearly five years of renovations.

Danielson received the Sagamore of the Wabash during the Founders Day celebration on Oct. 1, which marked the first anniversary of The REES being opened as an entertainment venue. Danielson and Donna Pontius (pictured, right) organized the efforts to renovate the old theater when it closed in 2009. 

Danielson (pictured, center) is very involved in the Plymouth community, serving on the boards of the Marshall County Economic Development Corp., Marshall County United Way, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and as a trustee of Ancilla College. He’s been the grand knight for the Knights of Columbus twice, worked with the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s development committee and board of directors, and served on the Plymouth School Corp. L.E.A.D Program.

As a funeral director, he was a district director of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and was a member of the Indiana and National Funeral Directors Association.

On the Parish Finance Council, Danielson co-chaired the restoration of Saint Michael’s Church, Saint Michael’s School Expansion, and their Playground Development Committee. For 20 years, he was a member of the Garden Court Board with five years as the secretary and treasurer and chaired the Marshall County Life Enrichment Center Board.

Congratulations, Randy, and thank you for supporting our community.