Friends of Fort Plain to honor Mayor

FORT PLAIN – Mayor Guy Barton will be honored by the Friends of Fort Plain group as part of the Saturday Afternoon in Fort Plain’s Historic District event, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Barton will receive a certificate appreciation at Diefendorf Hall, 47 Main St., at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The group is honoring Barton for his devotion to the village and his efforts after the 2006 and 2013 floods, calling him an ambassador for commercial and retail development and, most recently, a champion of historic preservation and cultural heritage tourism, a news release said.

Shops, restaurants and cultural sites along Main and Canal streets will be open for the “Saturday Afternoon” event, the release said.