Named after the founder of Puritan of Cape Cod, the award was given at a reception on Jan. 29 at Puritan of Cape Cod’s Hyannis store by members of the Penn family.
The nomination came from Mary Cavanaugh, executive director of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, who said Wycoff and her staff “take pride in and guarantee every product that they sell. Everyone at Chatham T Co. is always knowledgeable, ready to assist customers with a professional and courteous attitude, and willing to go the extra mile to meet their customers’ needs.”
In her nomination letter, Cavanaugh praised Wycoff for her service to the community.
“Over the years, she has served as the co-president of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, the treasurer of the Chatham Orpheum Theater, a member of the Eldredge Garage Property Planning Committee, she has hosted events to benefit the Atwood House Museum, Monomoy Community Services, the Angel fund, the Chatham Children’s Fund, and every Dec. 31, she loans one of her stores, Chatham T. Co., to Chatham’s First Night committee so they will have a headquarters,” Cavanaugh wrote.
She also praised Wycoff for being willing to share her expertise and knowledge with her peers.
Previous Abraham Penn Community Award winners include Sid Snow of Snow’s Home and Garden, Richard Waystack of Waystack Realty, Walter and Pota Meier of Chatham Jewelers, Mark Novota of Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Jeffrey Gomes of Brax Landing, Rick and Donna Morris of RPM Carpets, and the Our family of Robert B. Our Company.