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Citizen of the Year 2022

Richard Russell “Rusty” Gage

A tireless volunteer who cares deeply about West Barnstable.

He and his “brothers” from the Iron Order Motorcycle Club work closely with State Representative Steve Xiarhos to beautify and maintain Exit 5 (now 65) which includes the on/off exits from Route 149, parts of the Mid Cape Highway and the Roundabout. Each Memorial Day, along with a team of patriotic friends, Rusty places American Flags on the graves of West Barnstable Veterans. He helps with the Spaghetti Supper and the Village Festival.
Rusty has been on the Board of Trustees for the Whelden Memorial Library for seven years and is currently the President. Rusty is a Jack of All Trades and never ceases to amaze us with his ability  to get things done at Whelden.
Rusty is a lifetime member of the Bourne VFW, the Sandwich American Legion, the Dennis Disabled American Veterans and the National Rifle Association. 


Congratulations and thank you for everything that you do!