The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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October 8, 2013

Senior of the Year nominees announced

ASHTABULA — The Senior Care Network of Ashtabula County announces the nominees for its 15th annual The Senior of the Year 2013 Award.

These nominees exemplify the principals of service, character, vision and passion for community service as well as demonstrating a positive image of aging, Lisa Bruckman, event coordinator, said.

The nominees are:

• Merlin (Troy) Bailey

• Beatrice Meade

• Nyla Balint

• Phyllis A. McAtee

• Hazel Craig

• Dick Mueller

• Terese Cybulsk

• Lloyd and Judy Richards

• Jean Hornbeck

• Herb Saari

• Lucille Licata

• Dennis Tibbens

• Dean Luce

• Susan Tucker

• Richard Wright

Each year, applications are accepted from Aug. 15th through Sept. 20th. Anyone who is a resident of Ashtabula County, age 60 or older, who has shown exceptional service as an outstanding example in hisor her community, and demonstrates a positive image of aging, was eligible to be nominated.

“It’s a celebration of unrecognized acts of service,” Bruckman said.

An award luncheon will be held at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Martini’s Restaurant, where all 16 nominees will be recognized, and the recipient of the award will be announced.

For anyone who would like to attend the luncheon to honor these extraordinary individuals, tickets are available for only $12 per person at the Ashtabula Senior Center or by calling Bruckman at 440-998-6750.

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