GEORGE AND NINA HANGGI
ARE AWARDED THE GOLDEN
George and Nina Hanggi recently received the statewide organization’s Golden Trowel award. Together they have over a century of active membership.
George Hanggi is
retired from a career at Conoco in
Although the nonagenarians were unable to attend the Society’s annual meeting in
best known for sponsoring archeological research and education in
The Hanggi’s are charter members of the Kay County Chapter. They also are longstanding members of the state organization.
nominators was OAS member Christina Rich-Splawn of
“These two heroes are just that kind of people. They joined in 1963, attended every dig, survey, spring meeting, fall meeting and chapter meeting they could. They served as the Kay County Chapter representatives. Yes, it really was George (who represented the chapter), but he never went to a meeting or a dig without Nina for over 12 years.”
participated in some of the iconic OAS digs. Among those was the Burnham site
“The Hanggis were part of it. We thank them for being there. We thank them for being here, and we are honored to present to George and Nina Hanggi the prestigious OAS members award, the Golden Trowel.”
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