In 2002 and 2003 Gary served as a member of the Committee to Restore the Appanoose County Courthouse Clock. Through the efforts of the committee the clock was restored to the original weight driven operation the clock had when it was installed in 1905.
In 2003 Gary became involved with a group that is researching the Underground Railroad in Appanoose County to place sites on the National Park Service “Network to Freedom.” In March 2004 while serving in the group the J. H. B. Armstrong House, in Cincinnati, Iowa was placed on the Freedom Trail as a historic site.
In 2004 Gary served on the Appanoose County Courthouse Centennial Committee that rededicated the courthouse with a celebration on the south steps of the historic courthouse on Sept. 12, 2004, exactly 100 years to the day of the original dedication.
Gary is a member of the Appanoose County Historical Society, becoming a charter member of the society when it was reorganized in 1968. He has served as a board member of the society since 2002.
Monday’s meeting adjourned at 6:08 p.m. The next Centerville City Council meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at City Hall.