Rep. Lipinski Awards 2014 Senior Citizens of the Year

Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) announced the winners of the 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year Award during a luncheon in Countryside.  The winners were chosen based on their dedication to volunteerism and involvement in their communities in the Third Congressional District.

“These humble individuals from all walks of life demonstrate daily the outstanding spirit and commitment that exists in all or our communities,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “I am honored to recognize these seniors who have selflessly donated their time and energy to causes and pursuits that teach us all the value of service.”

The 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winners are: Thomas Baliga, Chicago; George Bartik, Willow Springs;  Phillip Chiapetto, Palos Heights; Walter Gusich, Chicago; Joe and Theresa Hiller, Stickney; Stacy Korress, Palos Hills; Mary Kos, Oak Lawn; Sam Marcolini, Cicero; Joseph Rice, Chicago; Mary Ellen Sheehan, Chicago; and Frank Wozniak of Lemont.

The winners were nominated by their neighbors and others in their communities who were familiar with their remarkable contributions.  Out of the hundreds of nominations that were received, only a select few are chosen to receive this special honor.  All of the winners were recognized at an award ceremony today at the Capri of Countryside Banquet Hall, located at 6200 Joliet Road, in Countryside.


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