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Orleans Hub honors volunteer firefighters, outstanding citizens

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers  – Orleans Hub held a reception at Hoag Library this evening to recognize the Hub’s Outstanding Citizens for 2014 and the “Person of the Year.”

We announced these award winners in late December and wanted to have a reception to recognize them. About 60 people braved the bad weather for the reception.

Orleans Hub picked volunteer firefighters as the “Person of the Year” for their endless commitment to the community, helping in times of need.

The following are pictured, front row, from left: Peter Hendrickson, fire chief for Holley Fire Department; Jim Tabor, president of Carlton Volunteer Fire Company; Valerie Childs, a director with the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company; and Adam Ehrenreich, captain with the Lyndonville Fire Department.

Back row: Clarendon Fire Chief Jon DeYoung; Howard Watts, assistant fire chief with Shelby Volunteer Fire Company; Devin Taylor, captain with East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company; Gary Sicurella, president of Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Company; Mike Schultz, Kendall fire chief; Jeremy Graham, assistant chief for Albion Fire Department; and Jonathan Higgins, captain with the Medina Fire Department. Jerry Bentley, fire chief for Barre, planned on attending but needed to work plowing roads.

For more on the 2014 Person of the Year, click here.

The Hub also presented certificates to the Outstanding Citizens of 2014. The group includes, front row, from left: Melissa Ierlan of Clarendon, president of the Clarendon Historical Society; State Assemblyman Steve Hawley; Jim Hancock, Parade of Lights organizer in Medina.

Back row: Erik and Marlene Seielstad, leaders of the 4-H robotics and Legos program; Kim Corcoran, leader of the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies; Al Capurso, pioneer enthusiast; and Bilal Huzair, leader of a food dispersal program in Medina.

For more on the Outstanding Citizens and why they were selected, click here.