June 23 Michael Biegel
Congratulations to Michael Biegel as our June 2021 recipient of the Commitment to Community Award. Michael, a current college student, has spent his free time coaching, and more importantly mentoring, a group of 14-year old boys from our community about not only the game of baseball but life in general. He has taught them to have a strong work ethic, maintain positive self worth, uplift your teammates, celebrate the wins and embrace the losses, and always give back to the community in which you live. Some of their positive community actions include participating in a 5K for Suicide Prevention, writing letters to Veterans, raking leaves for the elderly, and sponsoring a child from an Angel tree at Christmas time. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead. Congratulations and thank you Michael Biegel.
May 26 John Quinlan
Congratulations to John Quinlan as our May 2021 recipient for the Commitment to Community Award. John was a key contributor to our Town’s Community Garden project. He donated his time, talent, and craftsmanship towards building 30 raised garden beds for the Town. His generosity of many, many hours of labor to construct the raised boxes will provide a lasting gift to the Town of St. John. Congratulations and thank you John Quinlan.
April 28 Welch's Stop & Shop
Congratulations to Welch's Stop & Shop as our April 2021 honoree for our Making a Difference: Commitment to Community award presented at tonight’s Economic Development Committee meeting. This award recognizes deserving businesses, organizations, and individuals who are making a difference in our community through their time, actions, and dedication. Stop and Shop was one of several nominations received and was selected by a panel of 6 Town employees representing all departments. I couldn’t think of a more deserving business for this award and I would like to personally thank Ed for all that he has done for our community.