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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Honoring Olver
01:24PM / Thursday, June 07, 2012
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NBCC will honor Rep. John W. Olver with the Northern Berkshire Hero Award at its annual meeting.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will honor retiring U.S. Rep. John W. Olver at its 26th annual meeting on Friday, June 15.

The Amherst Democrat will be awarded the Northern Berkshire Hero Award for his efforts on behalf of Northern Berkshire since his election to the House in 1991. He has represented the 1st Massachusetts District for 20 years and had previously served in the Legislature.

Recipients of this award have made an impact on the quality of life for the region. Past honorees have included the Pope John Paul Charity Center of Adams, Judy Grinnell, Paul and Kathy Catelotti, John DeRosa, Stan Brown, Richard Alcombright, Marion Grillon and Marcia Gross.

"It has been an honor to know Congressman John Olver since 1986. He has been a huge advocate for Berkshire County and friend of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition," said Alan Bashevkin, executive director of NBCC. "He has served our district well for over 20 years and his work ethic and values represent the ideals of what America is all about."

The annual meeting will take place from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Inn on Friday, June 15. The keynote speaker is state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing.

To register for the annual meeting, visit or call Liz Boland at 413-663-7588. A $25 donation is requested to offset expenses; scholarships are available. Registration is requested by Monday, June 11.
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