NW Works memorializes Knee family’s compassion, support

Image of a middle aged caucasian man with Down Syndrome kneeling next to a small maple tree. In front of the tree is a plaque that reads "Skeeter and Nancy Knee."

WINCHESTER — About a year before he died on March 13 at the age of 85, retired Winchester Treasurer Walter H. “Skeeter” Knee planted a maple tree with his favorite person in the world, grandson Benjamin Walter “Benji” Knee.

On Friday, that tree found a new home on the campus of NW Works, 3085 Shawnee Drive in Winchester, a nonprofit that provides paid and unpaid vocational training and jobs for physically and mentally disabled adults in the Winchester area. Benji Knee is a client of NW Works, and Skeeter Knee and his wife, Nancy, who died in 2011, were longtime supporters of the organization.

Thank you to Brian Brehm of the Winchester Star for covering our memorial tree planting ceremony in honor of Walter “Skeeter” Knee and his wife Nancy. Read the full article below.

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