Auburn’s annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service was held Wednesday, November 23 at Faith Church in Auburn.During the service, Rev. Dennis Knight of Pakachoag Church was recognized as the 37th recipient of the award.

The John E. & Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was created in 1976 to honor the Rileys for their contribution to serving and making life better for Auburn citizens. John served as the Town Clerk from 1922 to 1975 and Ethel served as an Assistant for many years. There was money donated that is now held by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. The interest earned is given to the recipient chosen each year.