FRIES — At the beginning of the month, members of Fries Town Council selected Richard Farmer as the town’s new mayor.
Effective Sept. 1, Farmer will fill the spot formerly occupied by Gary Sumner.
A native to the area, Farmer grew up in the town and spent most of his free time at the Fries Recreation Center, or as he called it, the YMCA. “It was my home… I grew up there,” he said.
After graduating from Fries High School in 1965, Farmer moved away from the area, where he fulfilled a number of life goals.