ARTHUR B. POOLE
George F. Griben
has been selected as this year’s award recipient.
Griben has served as a constable in Harwinton for 32
years. He has been a member of the Connecticut State
Police Auxiliary for 20 years. He was the only active
constable for Harwinton for 15 years.
An active participant in Boy Scott activities, Griben
is a former cub master and committee man for Pack 36
and assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster for troop
36. He now serves as Commissioner for the Tunxis District,
Long Rivers Council of Boy Scouts for Harwinton and
in on the committee of Boy Scout Troop 55. He is also
a member of the Order of the Arrow, Tunxis Lodge 491.
A member of the Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department,
Griben served as that group’s secretary for 20
years. He is a charter member and is on the executive
committee of the Harwinton Volunteer Ambulance Association.
Griben is a Red Cross certified first aid instructor
and graduated from the first EMT class at Charlotte
Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.
Other interests of George Griben include membership
in the Harwinton Agricultural Society, the Harwinton
Grange No. 45, where he is a 30-year member, Civil Preparedness
and the Harwinton Historical Society. He is also a charter
member of the Harwinton Little League.
Griben grew up in Harwinton and graduated from the Harwinton
Center School on Litchfield Road in 1938. He attended
Torrington High School and graduated from Connecticut
State Trade School as an electrician in June, 1943.
He attended Central Connecticut State College in New
Britain and Waterbury State Technical Institute.
A communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church,
he is married to the former Celine Marchand. They have
two sons, Michael, a marine biologist for Tetratech
Corp in Seattle, Washington; and Andre, a student at
the School of X-Ray Technology of St. Francis Hospital
Medical Center, Hartford.
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