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Boy Scouts to bestow citizen award

on April 27, 2014 1:50 AM

Charles A. Spadafora will be honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts at the 2014 William Penn Luncheon at noon May 9 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Samuel Phillips, IUP’s assistant vice president for administration, is serving as the campaign chairman for the event, which will benefit the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America.

“We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for the William Penn Luncheon will be Alby Oxenreiter, sports director for WPXI-TV,” Phillips said in a release. “We look forward to hearing Alby speak and are truly delighted for his participation in the event honoring Chuck Spadafora. Alby’s commitment to the community through supporting local organizations and his love of sports mirrors Chuck’s interests.”

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Scouting programs in Indiana County, with all money raised from this event used to recruit, train and support over 900 youth and adult members in Indiana County, as well as grant scholarships and provide a number of outdoor programs.

“The programs of the Boy Scouts of America strengthen family relationships, provide youths with caring adult mentors, instill a sense of civic pride and compassion through service to others and build self-confidence through recognition,” said Bernie Lockard Jr., council president, Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Honoring individuals whose actions reflect those same values is truly an honor for our organization.”

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