MAYVILLE - Eighteen attorneys in practice for 40 years or more were honored at a dinner held by the Northern Chautauqua County Bar Association and by members of the bar in Jamestown at a dinner in Mayville.
Honorees included retired Supreme Court Justice Joseph Gerace, retired Chautauqua County Surrogate Willard W. Cass, and attorneys Richard Whipple, Arthur N. Bailey, Anthony Spann, Charles Hannum, Lucian Lodestro, Dalton Burgett, Richard Slater, Douglas Spoto, John Sellstrom, Charles Loveland, Ronald Malin, William Foley, Samuel Price, Sr., Warren Erickson, Samuel Drayo and John Plumb.
More than 85 attorneys attended the event. Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula Feroleto, Supreme Court Judges James Dillon and Deborah Chimes, Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward and Surrogate Stephen W. Cass also participated as did Hearing Officer Michael Bobseine.
Group singing led by attorneys Sue Evans and Lydia Evans, a kazoo band directed by program organizer Peter Clark and Spam awards to the honorees highlighted the ceremonies.
Attorney Thomas Price delivered the invocation and attorney Robert Liebers presented the benediction. Humor and fellowship provided the theme for the evening.