Back row left to right: Martin Klugman, Joe Novello, Jim Flint, Terry Sands, Barry McKay, and John McElhenny
Front row left to right: Maggie Rosa, Linn Parisi, Donna Ardizonni, and Ann Straccia
To receive a Gloucester Citizenship Awards is a very special honor and it is truly only bestowed upon the most deserving. At the award ceremony last night the love and positive energy had by family and friends for these outstanding Gloucester citizens was palpable. Melissa Cox presenting Donna’s award, and sharing a funy story about removing dead seagulls from the beach.
Here at GMG we are very proud of all the recipients, but especially, especially proud that our own Donna Ardizonni was nominated for her good work with the One Hour at a Time Gang. We are very proud too of our GMG super FOB and friend John McElhenny for his stellar job in spearheading the Burnham’s Field improvements and in turning it into a gorgeous new community playground, garden, and park.
Mike English Honoring Terry Sands
On a personal note, I am also very proud that a very dear friend, Terry Sands, is one of this year’s honorees, for his extraordinary work directing (along with his co-director Mary Curtis) the fabulous Annisquam Village Players, for the past TWENTY- SEVEN YEARS!
Kay Ellis Honoring Linn Parisi for her work with Discover Gloucester
Each winner was honored by a friend or colleague and it was wonderful to learn about the roles they have played in making our beautiful community all the more beautiful. Gloucester is a very special place to call home and it is people like this year’s 2014 Citizenship Award recipients that make our city profoundly unique and, simply awesome! Our most heartfelt congratulations to the 2014 Citizenship Award winners!!!
Jim Flint for his work with the Lanesville Community Center
Marty Krugman for the Schooner Adventure
Joe Novello for the Saint Peter’s Fiesta
Barry McKay for the Rose Baker Senior Center
Maggie Rosa for City Hall Restoration and the Gloucester Educational Foundation
Anne Straccia’s Rescue Beagle Ellie
Sefatia Romeo Thekan and Ann Margaret Ferrante
Sefatia for Terry!
Donna and Rick and Family
Sefatia and Terry
McElhenny Family and AVP Family