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And HdG's People of the Year for 2013 Are...

These 12 people were nominated for making Havre de Grace a better place.

Congratulations to the following, who are Havre de Grace's People of the Year!
  • Brian and John Bangs; property managers
  • Jess and Elizabeth Bousa; community outreach leaders with Good Cause, Retore Church
  • Anna Church; head coach for Harford County's Special Olympics bowling team
  • Wayne Dougherty; mayor of Havre de Grace
  • Shyla Glassman; co-organizer of the Havre de Grace High School Homecoming Parade
  • Karen E. Green; manager of Havre de Grace Activity Center
  • Havre de Grace municipal workers
  • Tommy Lloyd; coach of Warrior youth wrestling
  • Kathie Morretti; chair of the Pirate Gala and volunteer with Lock House, lighthouse, St. Patrick's Church
  • Thomas Saacks; cancer survivor and Meadowvale Elementary student
  • Andrea Sarsfield; Havre de Grace High School drama teacher
  • Joe Schatz; leader of Havre de Grace Chess Club program
We've provided a hint of what makes them such special community members—taken from their nominations—and will publish articles in coming weeks with even more info about each Person of the Year and how each has made Havre de Grace a better place.

Do you know any of the winners? Tell us in the comments!
Heather Lewis Long January 01, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Small correction, Tommy Lloyd is the amazing coach of the Warrior Youth Wrestling program for HdG Parks and Rec
Elizabeth Janney (Editor) January 01, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Fixed! Thank you.
John McGill January 02, 2014 at 10:22 AM
who??
Ken Coughlan January 02, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Much deserved, Karen Green!
Rachel Thompson January 02, 2014 at 11:58 PM
I had Mrs. Sarsfield as an English teacher my junior year of high school. She is an amazing teacher and an amazing person! I also know Jess Bousa. He has changed Havre De Grace so much in such a small amount of time. I'm proud to say that these people have impacted my life! Along with many others! Rachel Thompson
Josephine Hlatki January 03, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Joe Schatz, not only started and keeps this Chess Club going, but sponsored Checkmate Cancer for a young Cancer Patient, which was a huge success in raising funds for his medical expenses. https://www.facebook.com/events/630959130253269/ Joe is also a Homeschool Dad for his 3 daughters and runs his own web design Business from home. http://www.doogledesign.com/
Chelsey Holian January 09, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Mrs Sarsfield was one of my favorite teachers in high school that I never actually had! Always kind, forgiving, creative and fun! Thank you for being you :)

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