Glenn Armstrong Touch Tomorrow Fund
Glenn was born on March 14, 1912 to Stephen and Ada (Sherwood) Armstrong. His mother succumbed to Tuberculosis when Glenn was six months old. Shortly after her death, Glenn’s grandmother, Amanda Sherwood, assumed responsibility for his care and raised him.
At age 33, Glenn went into the family business, Armstrong Hardware, which was opened by Steve Armstrong, Glenn’s father, in 1914. “I had worked in the store for years in my spare time,” Glenn once said. “When WW II ended, the Charlestown Powder Plant (where he had been working) closed down.” The timing was right for both Armstrong men since Steve Armstrong was ready for semi-retirement due to failing health.
In 1989, after 75 years of family ownership, Glenn and his wife, Bernice, sold the hardware store. “I hadn’t planned seriously to retire although at my age I thought it was time for retirement” stated a 77-year-old Glenn. “It’s been a very pleasant experience. If it hadn’t been for the customers, we wouldn’t have lasted that long.”
This unrestricted fund will support numerous worthwhile community projects. Glenn’s wish to give back to the community will come true, year after year, forever.