By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
LAKE PLEASANT - Two special senior citizens were recognized for their contributions when the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met Thursday, May 2.
James McIntyre, Long Lake, was named Senior of the Year. He has been active with Long Lake American Legion Post 650, has held leadership positions with the Office for the Aging and the Council of Senior Citizens, and served as town justice for 22 years.
Robert Megargle, Wells, was honored for Outstanding Contribution by a Senior. He created an inventory database program for the Virginia Hosley Free Library and has replaced metal shelves with wooden ones.
Warren - Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging Director Christie Sabo was among those honoring the two men.
McIntyre was present for the ceremony, which included a cake and lunch with the supervisors at Melody Lodge. Megargle was away on vacation.
The board also proclaimed May Older Americans Month, recognizing the older citizens of Hamilton County as representatives of an unprecedented trend in the nation's workforce. Many continue to work in a variety of jobs from teachers to engineers to business owners and entrepreneurs, and in doing so, bring invaluable experience and leadership skills to the community.
The proclamation notes, "Because of the substantial contributions made by our Older Americans, it is important that we recognize our senior citizens as one of our most vital and significant human resources... This year's observance of Older American's Month, 'Aging Well, Living Well,' recognizes the important contributions of older Americans ..."