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Local Residents Honored With ‘Outstanding Senior’ Awards

Senior Citizen Awards

Two Saucon Valley residents were recently recognized by the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for their dedication to serving their community.

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Note: The following is a news release that was submitted to this publication by Hellertown Borough Council member Andrew Hughes.

On April 26 at the Chrin Community Center, the County of Northampton’s Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and County Executive Lamont McClure recognized eleven older adults with the County’s 2024 Outstanding Senior Award.

These recipients are county residents who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community through outreach, personal action, inspiration, public service, sports/educational efforts and civic humanitarian endeavors. Their passion for helping others is evident thorough their actions and the inspiration they provide.

Two local Saucon Valley residents were recognized at his event: Earl Hill of Hellertown Borough and Dr. Linda Marcincin of Lower Saucon Township.

Earl Hill 2024 OSA

Earl Hill was presented with his award by Andrew Hughes, a Hellertown Borough councilman who is an advisory council member on the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging. (Contributed photo)

Earl Hill – Hellertown Borough

Since retiring from Mack Trucks after 32 years of service and raising a family with his spouse of 55 years, Erika, Earl has been very busy serving his community. Over the last 20 years he has been a volunteer, board member and President of the Hellertown Historical Society, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the Grist Mill pond. He unintentionally became the primary maintenance department for St. Theresa’s Church, Rectory, School and Convent. From helping one of the nuns paint her bedroom to making sure Father Krivak had heat to overseeing the installation of a new roof on the church and rectory and a new ceiling in the school, Earl has been devoted to the parish. Earl served on Hellertown Borough Council for eight years and as a citizen actively participated in local government prior to that. He diligently and tirelessly worked for the borough’s new public works building to come to fruition. During construction, he made an appearance almost every day, from the start of the project to its completion. Many in our community think the building should have been named the Earl Hill Public Works Building. Many also think Earl is the “Energizer Bunny,” but he is really “Mr. Hellertown.”

Dr. Linda Marcincin – Lower Saucon Township

During her tenure as Principal of Northern Lehigh Elementary School, Dr. Marcincin won a regional election representing principals at the Pennsylvania state Principals Association.

Linda Marcincin

Dr. Linda Marcincin was presented with her award by Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure at an April 26 ceremony. (Contributed photo)

After two terms, she won a statewide election and served in the position of secretary to the board for many years. Additionally, she has been recognized for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Education. Upon retirement, she became actively involved in the Saucon Valley Community Center, becoming President of the Board of Directors. She served during the pandemic shutdown and is proud that the center is again thriving, with outreach towards seniors and summer programs for children. She has also gathered data for the National Center for Education Statistics, which formulates a measurement of student achievement and progress locally and nationally. She participates in local chamber events, and supports the American Legion (Hellertown) and Dewey Fire Company.

Dr. Marcincin was presented with her award by Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure at the April 26 Outstanding Senior Awards ceremony.

Earl Hill was away on vacation when the awards were originally presented, so Andrew Hughes, a Northampton County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council member, presented Earl with his award last week.


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