OGDENSBURG – This past June, Keith Robinson, was honored by Kiwanis officials when he was asked to throw out the first pitch at the Keith Robinson Senior Grasshopper play day baseball tournament held at Montroy Sports Complex.
Known to many in Ogdensburg as Mr. Kiwanis, Bear, and Farmer, Robinson returned home to St. Lawrence County after serving his time in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII.
A jack of all trades, Robinson was a plant maintenance supervisor at Shade Roller, a plumber, and the only person in St. Lawrence County who had one-cent gumball machines.
A Lisbon native, Robinson has been a member of Kiwanis for 43 years, 40 of which he served on the board of directors. He has served as Club President, Lt. Governor and Baseball Commissioner, and has managed the concession stand. He frequently led the club in ticket and dinner sales.
Robinson has also been active in the Boys Scouts of America for more than 50 years.