Friendship pharmacist and Allegany County Clerk of the Board honored

A Friendship pharmacist, the Allegany County Clerk of the Board of Legislators and several other individuals have been recognized by the county board during its annual session at the Allegany County Fair in Angelica.

Allegany County Clerk of the Board Brenda Rigby Riehle, left, and Friendship pharmacist Jeffrey Marks were honored by the county board last week at the Allegany County Fair. (Allegany County photos)

Jeffrey Marks, owner of the Friendship Pharmacy for the past 30 years, received last week the board’s monthly community service recognition, and Brenda Rigby Riehle, who was on duty at the board meeting, was recognized for her 31 years of service to the county.

Marks is a five-time president of the Friendship Rotary Club, a Third-Degree Mason with the Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 1168, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Friendship.

In addition to his local volunteer work, the pharmacist has completed mission work with his daughter, Amanda, which has focused on vision health, being able to provide hundreds of eyeglasses to those in need.

Rigby Riehle, a Scio native, started work for the county in 1992 as an account clerk-typist within the Department of Health. Two years later, she joined the Office of the Clerk of the Board as a senior account clerk-typist, and was first appointed as Clerk of the Board in 1998.

She has served under six board chairmen, with former Chair Curtis Crandall noting her reputation for “integrity, quality of work, and attention to detail,” also mentioning the more than 7,000 Board resolutions which she has managed during her career,

The following also were recognized during the board meeting:

— David Jennings, Allegany County Fair President and long-time volunteer.

— Gary Harms, 40-year volunteer and participant at the Allegany County Fair, as the 2023 Fair Dedication Recipient. He is best known for his antique chainsaw, tractor, and farm implement restorations, and being responsible for numerous construction, restoration, and improvement projects around the fairgrounds.

— Anthony Marra and Jacob Mechetti, tenderfoot scouts in Troop 736 in Angelica and seventh graders in the fall at Genesee Valley Central School, who presented the colors at the meeting.

— Brianna Morton, 4-H Member Honoree and lead cook at this year’s 4-H “Snack Shack,” who plans to attend Niagara Community College in the fall to study culinary arts.

— Numerous members of the County Probation Department during Pretrial Supervision, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week.