On 17th February 2017, former Hythe councillor and town mayor John Schoner was awarded an MBE for services to Hythe.
40 years is a long time for anyone to work on a committee, yet John Schoner has also been chairman of the Hythe Venetian Fete Committee for 27 years and works with other members to make it all happen every two years.
John has also found time to be Scout Leader for Hythe and then President of the Folkestone and Hythe Scout District. Amazingly, he has also managed to fit in being a justice of the peace, town mayor and a town councillor, only deciding not to stand in 2015.
If anyone wants to know the importance of community service to Hythe, then just point to John Schoner. Already awarded an Honorary Freemanship by Hythe Town Council in January 2015, his MBE for services to Hythe is surely well-deserved.
British Ceremonial Arts records investitures, and John has kindly shared this link to the video. You will need to enter password 60114094 to see the video.