Manchester Elks Lodge #1893 began presenting "Citizen of the Year" awards in 2011. Per Elks guidelines, each Lodge is "encouraged to select a citizen, not necessarily an Elk, who has
contributed to improving the community. This individual should have shown leadership, volunteered in the
community, and been recognized as an all-around good citizen."
The first award recipients were MACC Charities' Beth Stafford, MARC executive director Ken Charpentier, and veteran Sandra Lee. Starting in 2015, a testimonial dinner was held for recipients, and funds raised were given to a charity of the that person's choice; click the name below to see the Award ceremony program, including the recipient's accomplishments which led to the award.
|2015||Father Kevin P. Cavanaugh|