Each of the four Landmark Towns of Bucks County — Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope — awarded their annual Community Achievement Awards to outstanding projects at the annual Reception and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 24. The reception was held at the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope, a 2014 Community Achievement Award winner.
“In New Hope, the Community Achievement Award was given to the New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company in recognition of their willingness to respond to the needs of the local community on a 24/7 basis,” said Landmark Towns in a news release. “Specifically, they recognized the late Paul Stubbs, who was the Captain of the Fire Police. He was responding to calls at the age of 80, regardless of his own health problems. He embodied the spirit of volunteerism that all the fire fighters work to achieve.”
Eagle Fire Volunteer Company Fire Police Officer John Dwyer spoke of that spirit, and received a standing ovation, said attendees.
The Community Achievement Awards are presented annually to recognize and honor the time, effort and personal commitment exemplified by the Landmark Towns award winners. “Whether they are individuals, organizations or teams, they exemplify the best of what the Landmark Towns program is trying to achieve in revitalizing the communities,” said the group.