Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Portsmouth First Citizen Award Dinner

The Portsmouth Service League honored Lynn Mapp Wiggins as the 2015 First Citizen at their annual award dinner held at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center. Mrs. Wiggins has been active in the Portsmouth community as a volunteer, organizer, and committee chairperson since she and her husband Dr. Ben Wiggins, Jr., arrived in 1964. Musical entertainment was provided by the Porte Towne Magic Jazz Band. Master of Ceremonies Captain Lawrence W. l'Anson, Jr., introduced guest speakers Mrs. Nancy Wren, Mr. Richard Wentz, and Lynn's daughter Mrs. Susan Wiggins Moore, who spoke about the many accomplishments of the honored guest. Mrs. Wiggins was introduced by 2014 First Citizen Mr. Richard Honeycutt. The attendees responded with a standing ovation.

Ann Shoaf, left, and Allison Johnson

Kathy Edmondson, left, and Portsmouth Commissioner of Revenue Franklin Edmondson

From left: Captain Lawrence l'Anson, Jr., Portsmouth First Citizen Lynn Mapp Wiggins, and Dr. Ben Wiggins, Jr.

Brad Cherry, left, and Beverly Kiernan

Ken and Nancy Wren

Portsmouth Deputy Commissioner Wanda Smith, left, and Margaret Lane of Townebank Churchland

From left: Stella Barham, Dr. Pat Barham, Captain Karl Quinn, and Sharon Quinn

From left: Edith Dodd, Portsmouth Treasurer Jimmy Williams, and Dr. Carolyn Bundy

From left: Dr. Robert Brewer, Eileen Thomasen, and Dr. Phil Thomasen

Nancy Wren, left, and Master of Ceremonies Captain Lawrence l'Anson, Jr.