Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Congratulations to the Beacon Awards Class of 2021

Selfless. Caring. Compassionate. Giving. Loving.

These are just some of the words that appeared over and over again as nominations for the 2021 Beacon Awards poured in over the last three months.

The nominees are a testament to the communities we are privileged to live, work, and play in. Since its inception in 2013, the Beacon Awards have aimed to shine a broader, shoreline-wide spotlight on some of our neighbors in the community who contribute so much of themselves. These individuals help make our communities the remarkable places we know and love. And the flood of nominations received each year continue to prove that we aren’t alone in being utterly humbled by the selfless contributions made by some of our most humble neighbors. Selecting 15 winners from such a worthy pool of candidates continues to be one of our toughest jobs.

Now in its ninth year, the Beacon Awards have celebrated more than 100 special individuals. Past winners have selflessly stepped up to fulfill the shoreline community’s promise as a place of opportunity, well-being, and safety for all. This year’s winners are no exception.

We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize 15 more awardees at a gala event on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at WoodWinds. This year’s honorees are Andrew Amendola, Anita Anderson, Susan Cosgrove Barnes, Lisa Freund, Allen Jacobs, Catherine Kiernan Marganski, Jane Moen, Kim Mucha, Cynthia Purcell, Annarose Russo, Lianne Rutty, Aron Schumacher, Todd Secki, Winnie Seibert, and Colin Sheehan.

Tickets for this year’s gala go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 9, and tickets can be purchased at www.beaconawardsct.com. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the generosity of these 15 wonderful individuals from across our shoreline.

We are extremely thankful to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s class. You helped shine a light on the kindness of so many within our towns. We also extend our thanks to all our sponsors for helping make the Beacon Awards possible. Thanks also go out to all of our past winners and nominees. We are so pleased to be able to celebrate you and all you have done within our communities. The Beacon Awards are a success because of you.

Congratulations to our 2021 Beacon Award winners!

Laura Robida and Shannon Cushing
Shore Publishing Beacon Award Co-Chairs


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