On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Bar Association in conjunction with the Courthouse Artwork Restoration Committee, held the annual Jones Award Dinner. The Honorable Susan Philips Read, retired Judge of the Court of Appeals of this years recipient. Judge Read was introduced by the Honorable Richard E. Sise, Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims. Three restored pieces were unveiled by Judge Spain: a painted portrait of Martin I. Townsend, Esq., a proclamation and a silver loving cup given to him by the Bar Association. Martin I. Townsend, Esq., is remembered as one of the most famous of all local attorneys of the 19th century.