LIBERTY - A portrait and plaque as a memorial to the late Dr. John Grider, who served as mayor and city councilman in his hometown for many years, was dedicated Tuesday at City Hall.
Grider's widow, Ressie Grider, presented the portrait of Grider, and the city placed a plaque on the wall in the City Council meeting room to commemorate the years of service the former mayor gave to the community. He was mayor from 1987-1993 and had been councilman before that.
Grider's sons, Dan Grider, a minister and church planner in Carlsbad, Calif., and Jay Grider, a medical doctor in Lexington, and their families were on hand for the dedication. About 50 friends and former pat-ients of Grider also were present.
Mayor Steve Sweeney praised Grider for his service to the city and for other things he did in town. Sweeney called Grider "one of the most giving and kind persons I know."