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Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc. Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Volunteers Eloise Morgan, left, and Lissa Halen. Photo credit: Contributed
Volunteers Eloise Morgan, left, and Lissa Halen. Photo credit: Contributed
The following release is from Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc.:

While it may “take a village” to raise a child,  it has taken a “town of volunteers” to celebrate its own history!  On March 27th, at the Eastchester Rotary’s 50th Anniversary event, the President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented by Rotary President Dr. Joseph Comizio to Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc. and its many volunteers who are working on the special commemorative celebration.


Initiated by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama, this honor recognizes volunteer groups who are nominated by other organizations, such as the Rotary, and who have provided a minimum of 1,000 hours of service to their enterprise.  The award program is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service  and recognizes and expresses appreciation for the “commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.”


“Clearly our steering committe members, team of authors, supporters of the educational program and fall exhibit and many volunteers planning the festive celebrations this spring deserve this recognition,” stated Town Clerk Linda (Doherty) Laird, Co-Chair of Eastchester’s 350th.  “Their selfless contribution of their own time over a period of many months has inspired the community!  We are grateful to the Eastchester Rotary for placing our name in nomination with the White House and are inspired by the other groups in town who were similarly honored last week.” 


For more information about Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary, the planned community events and how to volunteer service, residents are encouraged to check www.eastchester350.org, the official website of the celebration.

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