Curcio honored with Scouting's 30th annual Distinguished Citizen Award

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

SPARTA — The Boy Scouts of America will be honoring William P. Curcio of Sparta with the 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Perona Farms in Andover. Curcio is the Executive Vice President of Eastern Propane Corporation and has been active in many civic and charitable organizations. He is presently the Chair of the New Jersey Liquefied Petroleum Gas Education and Safety Board, a Director with the New Jersey Propane Gas Association, a Board Member of the Employer Association of New Jersey and Committee Member of the Sussex County’s Walk for the Cure, Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation. Curcio was the first Chair of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce 30 years ago and Chair of the Sussex County United Way 25 years ago. Curcio was a First Class Scout and volunteer leader for Troop 50 in Pen Argyl, Penn. He also earned the Ad Altare Dei Award and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, Apace Lodge. Curcio said he was honored to be selected for the Distinguished Citizen Award. “Sussex County has been home for me and my family for almost four decades and we are pleased to assist in improving the well-being of our home county. It is truly humbling to be included in the long list of involved and dedicated individuals who have been the past recipients of this prestigious award.” Past recipients include: Governor Thomas Kean, Robert B. Nicholson of Eastern Propane Corporation, Phil and Mary Ann Deacon of Deacon Homes, Raymond W. Cordts of Lakeland Bank, Dominick J. and David P. Romano of Ronetco Supermarkets, and Jeffrey Quinn of Bristol Glen. The 2011 Co-Chairmen are Christopher P. Lynch of Nisivoccia, LLP and Robert B. Nicholson, III of Eastern Propane Corporation. “The Boy Scouts have been building character, citizenship, and physical and mental fitness in young people for over 100 years. In Sussex County alone, there are over 2,500 active Scouts in 63 Packs, Troops, Crews and Posts. These Scouts provide numerous services to Sussex County,” said Christopher Lynch. Event co-chair and past honoree, Robert Nicholson stated, “We need Scouting to prepare the leaders of tomorrow, and funds are necessary to make this happen. Chris and I are excited to chair an event that honors one of Sussex County’s outstanding leaders.” Through the Sussex County 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, funds will be raised to support the mission of the Boy Scouts of America: “ serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetimes in achieving their full potential.” For his outstanding example to youth in his community, the Boy Scouts of America salutes William P. Curcio with the 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award. To purchase tickets or to take out a congratulatory ad in the event journal for the awards dinner contact Jennifer Volz, Development Director 973-765-9322 ext. 249