ARTHUR B. POOLE
The Arthur B.
Poole Memorial Award for community service will be presented
this year to George Young, a resident of Harwinton for
the past 17 years. “It’s true you don’t
get elected to political office with it,” said
Committee Chairman Bruce Mosher of the annual award.
“It’s for community spirit really. The award
is designed to encourage other to volunteer their time.”
Although Young, 67, has sold his house in Harwinton,
and is scheduled to move to Litchfield next week, he
will retain many ties with Harwinton, he said.
Visits to longtime friends in town and continued membership
in the Historical Society and Agricultural Society will
assure that he continues to spend time in Harwinton,
“There are many deserving people, I’m surprised
to win the award,” Young said.
He recently resigned as chairman of the Economic Development
Commission and gave up his position on the Historic
District Commission because, come next week, he will
no longer be a resident of Harwinton, he said.
But those are only two of the volunteer positions Young
has filled during his many years as a Harwinton resident.
He has served as chairman of the Harwinton Republican
Town Committee and as a member of the Town Hall Building
He was a member of the Board of Finance and served on
the New Public Library Commission and the Board of Directors
of the T.A. Hungerford Memorial Library.
Young will receive between $300 and $500 to donate to
the community organization of his choice, Mosher said.
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