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Simsbury to Honor Hometown Heroes

Next week, the town of Simsbury will honor its 2013 Hometown heroes. 

"Every year we take the opportunity to recognize our neighbors – the men and women who live next door to us in Simsbury and who embody the spirit of public service," First Selectman Mary Glassman said. 

The recipients will be honored at the Board of Selectmen's meeting May 29 at 7 p.m. in Eno Memorial Hall. 

This year's recipients as described by the town are: 

  • Sally & Don Rieger: Sally is chair of the Farmington River Wild & Scenic Committee. Together, Sally and Don have led the charge to protect the Farmington River, seeking special protection for it from the Federal Government and, more recently, standing up to proposals to divert this important resource.       
  • Marion & Robert Gilmore: Marion and Robert have made it their business to care for those who are homebound by making deliveries of library books and meals. In addition to their work for the library and Meals on Wheels, they are active with First Church and have been generous in many ways with both time and treasure. ·    
  •  Max Horton: Max volunteers for computer tutoring at the Senior Center; he is a certified IRS tax preparer for our senior residents; he participates in the Meals on Wheels program, the Library Books to Your Door Committee and YMCA Adult literacy program.  Quite a resume. ·   
  • Susan Masino: Susan has been a leader in the Ethel Walker Keep the Woods effort; a leader in the Safe Routes to School Program; and a leader in revitalizing the Grange for today’s youth — proving that our volunteers take care of all ages! ·    
  •  Jane Stevenson: Jane volunteers for the Simsbury Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; the McLean Auxiliary; the Girl Scouts; St. Mary’s Church and the PTA. Once again, this is service above and beyond.

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