1994 Honoree


A long time resident who served with the fire department and ambulance corps was selected from a field of six candidates for this annual award.

Clifford Anderson 80, who lives on Harmony Hill Road, in addition to his tenure with the Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department and the Harwinton Ambulance Association, where he was a driver for 20 years, was also involved in scouting and worked as a dispatcher for the fire department for nearly 15 years.

“He’s been very active for many years,” said Bruce Mosher, chairman of the Poole Awards Committee and a past recipient of the award.

Anderson was selected for the honor Thursday during an award committee meeting at the Moshers home. But his name was not announced until several days later because he is wintering with his wife Phyllis Anderson in Lake Wales, Florida and he could not be reached.

Anderson’s daughter Joan Kirchner of Harwinton said he was thrilled with the award.

“He was kind of like, speechless”, Kirchner said. “He’s the kind of guy who would always help somebody out. I’m very pleased.”

With his wife Phyllis, he provided 24 hour coverage for the fire department phone for a number of years until an answering service was instituted, He also assisted with various scout groups and participated in the fund raising drive to rebuild the Harwinton Congregational Church after the 1949 fire.

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