ARTHUR B. POOLE
ARTHUR N. HINE JR.
A former president
of the Harwinton Agricultural Society, well known for
his involvement in youth activities and ox-draw competitions,
is this year’s recipient.
Arthur Hine, 61, of Litchfield Road, was selected by
the Arthur B. Poole Award Committee, after it received
letters from residents recommending Hine’s nomination.
“I’m really proud that the townspeople think
that much of me,” said Hine. “I felt really
proud of that. It’s not that I want to boast about
it – I want people to know that I’m really
Hine, who had just returned home from a trip to Disney
World in Florida with his wife, Nancy, and their four-year
old grand-daughter, was notified by the committee last
“I was at a lose for words,” said Hine,
describing his surprise when he heard from Victoria
Birden that he was the recipient. “It really is
an honor to have.”
Hine, who served as president of the Harwinton Historical
Society for 10 years, retired from the post in 1989.
He is especially recognized for promoting youth involvement
at the annual Harwinton Fair.
With help from the Agricultural Society, Hine in 1983
constructed a building on the fairgrounds exclusively
for exhibitions by young people. Before then, their
exhibitions were crammed into a small corner in the
adult exhibitions building.
From 1965 to 1976, Hine, whose hobby is raising and
training oxen for competition, was leader of the Litchfield
County 4H ox trainers. He is an elder at the Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church in Terryville, and as a member of the
committee appointed to plan the town’s celebration
of its 250th anniversary, Hine helped design Harwinton’s
Harwinton Historical Society Scrapbook
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