Wednesday, November 27, 2013

PDG Larry A. Miller Receives The First Manheim Township Community Service Award

At a recent Manheim Township Commissioners, meeting PDG Larry A. Miller, a member of the Manheim Township Lions Club, was honored with the first Manheim Township Community Spirit Award.

Lion Miller is an active longtime member of the Manheim Township Community Life Task Force. The Task Force is a coalition of citizens and representatives of various Township organizations whose mission is “to identify issues in the Manheim Township community and actively address them by coordinating resources through communication, cooperation and support". Organizations that participate are the Police Department, School District, Student Council, Ministerium, Commissioners Office, Fire Department, Ambulance Association, Township residents, several service clubs, and other social service organizations.

Some of their initiatives include a domestic violence education campaign, a highway safety program, improved Township media communications, coordination of the Township’s 275th anniversary celebration, and drug and alcohol awareness through educating students, parents and our community.

For his part, Lion Miller gets "a lot of enjoyment just volunteering. I just can't sit at home watching TV." Task force president, the Rev. Craig Ross, senior pastor at St. Peters Lutheran Church, stated that the "overwhelming number of hours he dedicates to service and church groups each month translates into a 40-hour week, every week,” Among his other activities he helps with non-firefighting duties at the Neffsville Community Fire Company and is a driver for VisionCorps, formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

Congratulations to our own Manheim Township Lion, PDG Larry A. Miller!