Honi Glover awarded VFW’s Citizen of the Year
Friday, March 22, 2013
HOLLIS – She’s a trucker, hot-air balloon pilot and one of the strongest advocates for her fellow Hollis Seniors.
At the outset of March 13 Town Meeting, native and lifelong resident Honi Glover added another well-deserved honor to her collection – The Hollis VFW’s annual Citizen of the Year for Americanism.
“Each year people are nominated and we have a committee that chooses the winner,” said Jim Belanger, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11373 who is also town moderator.
Surrounded by VFW Senior Vice Cmdr. Andrew Seremeth Jr., who presented the award, and fellow longtime residents Kat McGhee and Eleanor Muzzey, Glover beamed as several cameras recorded the moment.
Certificates presented to Glover included those from the VFW, Gov.Maggie Hassan, U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kuster and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
A 1951 graduate of the former Hollis High School when all the students fit into the old Farley Building, nicknamed the “White Building,” Glover, among plenty of other causes, was instrumental in reorganizing a foundering Old Home Days in the mid-90s.
The new, improved version of Old Home Days debuted in 1996, in conjunction with Hollis’s 250th anniversary.
She’s also a longtime member of the town Heritage Commission.
As she approaches 80, Glover hasn’t shown a hint of slowing down in her plethora of activities, and will likely continue her crusade to get at least one of the four parking lots at Lawrence Barn paved to make it easier for disabled people and her fellow seniors to get in and out of the building.
The cause suffered a setback at Town Meeting when a petition warrant article calling for $30,000 for grading and paving ended up being tabled, then effectively killed after more than a half hour of discussion.