Time To Choose Your Living Treasure Nominees

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Jan 072013

Spring may seem a long time away, but it is time to submit your nomination forms for the 2013 Living Treasure Awards.

Every year residents nominate deserving community minded senior citizens to be added to the list of Living Treasures from past years at the Orange Senior Center Pasta Festa! Supper.

The Orange Community Services Department presents the awards to one or more residents who enhance the lives of others through their volunteer service.

Eligibility requirements are:

• The nominee must be a current resident who is at least 65 years of age.

• The nominee must have demonstrated positive actions to improve the quality of life for individual residents.

• The nominee must have contributed and continues to contribute time to enhance the Orange community as a whole.

• The nominee must have performed this work on a volunteer, unpaid, basis.

Some of those who have been honored in the past are Bob Drobish, Mary Jewell, Doc Whitney and Dorothy Berger Margaret Howland, Walter Bespuda, Bob Archambault, Hannah Clark Russell, Mary DeVito, Harry Jones, Lucy Scillia, Dr. Edmund Tucker, Albert “Skip” Clark, Bob DeFeo, Kevin Gilbert, Jack Barton, and Veronica Hendricks.

Also, Joseph Blake, Nancy Nyhan, Severio “Bob” Fodero and Joe Cuzzocreo.

Nomination forms can be found at the Town Hall, High Plains Community Center and other public buildings.

Fill out both sides of the form and return to Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh by Friday, March 8.

The Pasta Festa! Supper will take place at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.