Holley honors Dan Mawn as Citizen of the Year
Photo by Tom Rivers
HOLLEY – Dan Mawn, left, was recognized by Holley’s Deputy Mayor Kevin Lynch as the 2019 Citizen of the Year during Saturday’s “Night of Lights.”
Mawn, a life-long Holley resident, worked 36 years for the Holley water and electric departments, retiring in 2005.
“Even after retirement to say he is an active member of our community is an understatement,” Lynch said.
Mawn is active with the Holley Fire Department, the American Legion, the VFW, and the Murray-Holley Historical Society. In 2003, he received a lifetime membership for the Historical Society for his many years of dedication, including serving as president.
“This year’s recipient exemplifies the award for all of his time he selflessly donates to organizations,” Lynch said. “He is a fixture at just about every community event — spaghetti dinners, Flag Day celebrations, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the list goes on.”
Holley also turned on the lights for its community Christmas tree in the Public Square. The tree has blue lights again this year in honor of the emergency services and law enforcement personnel.
Many community members purchased memory bulbs in honor of local loved ones. Deputy Mayor Lynch read those names for the crowd gathered at the tree lighting.
The tree was donated by Mike Bower of Erie Way Tree Farm in memory of his late brother, Edwin Bower.