By-gone days recalled when John H. Forman given Lions Club 2nd citizenship award
Grimsby Independent, 4 Jun 1942, p. 1, 8

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4 Jun 1942
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Forman, John
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Former pupils, members of the Grimsby Board of Education and teachers remembered last Tuesday evening when the second Lions Citizenship Award was presented to John H. Forman, for 35 years principal of the Grimsby public school. The award to Mr. Forman was made by a panel of three judges, two of whom were not members of the club, and the medal was presented by Major Eldric Johnson.

Keynote for the gathering was struck by Mayor Johnson as he harked back to the days when "Uncle" David Sikes was principal of the public school, and had under his tutorage John H. Gibson, Ed. Farrell, Jim Farrell and Pete Anderson. Speaking of Mr. Forman, the mayor remarked that if his trials and tribulations were anything like that which "Uncle David" went through, then "I certainly feel sorry for him"...

Mr. Johnson remarked that Mr. Forman was for some time an auditor of the Village of Grimsby, having come to this community in 1907, and that even then his remarkable ability with figures was apparent...

Prior to making the actual presentation, the mayor extended congratulations to the 1942 winner of the award from Mrs. William Groce, winner of the award last year...

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By-gone days recalled when John H. Forman given Lions Club 2nd citizenship award