“You don’t do well unless your community does well.” - James Shook

HAWLEY - At the start of the Sept. 13th Hawley Council meeting, a surprise honor was given to local supermarket owner James Shook, for all his dedicated, selfless devotion he has given the people of the Hawley area.

Both Mayor Kevin Hawk and Police Chief Daniel Drake presented plaques to him in appreciation. Hawk proclaimed September 13, 2017 as “James Shook Day.”

The mayor’s proclamation states that “a grateful Hawley, Hawley Borough council, Hawley Police Department and Mayor” acknowledges and thanks Shook and the Lake region IGA for the generous monetary and food donations for Hawley parades and National Night Out.

Shook is the founder and president of the Lake Region Community Dock Foundation which each year contributes to numerous local organizations, among them in part, the Hawley Police Department, Hawley Parks & Recreation Commission, Hawley Ambulance and Hawley Fire Department.

He currently serves as president of the Hawley Parks & Recreation Commission. Shook stated, “This is home. It means a lot. You don’t do well unless your community does well.”

In addition, Chief Drake presented a plaque in appreciation to Eastern Propane. John Rowles, Service Manager, received the plaque for his company. Eastern Propane, located in Comwelltown, contributes the grill and propane each year for the community barbeque held during National Night Out in Bingham Park, the first Tuesday in August.

[Please see the Saturday edition for more meeting items.]
Hawley Council meets on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall, 94 Main Avenue.