October 13th, 2021 by GSC Customer Care

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We had a great turnout for our 28th Annual Open House and Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 2nd at our Operations facility in Chester. The event featured a cookout and plenty of entertainment. Guests enjoyed a live animal presentation from Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center, pumpkin decorating, balloon art, games, and giveaways.

As part of the day’s festivities, we presented our 18th Annual Hometown Hero Awards to two deserving recipients – Chris Hadik of Chester and Fran Rosenau of Sandown. The award recognizes individuals with outstanding contributions to the community. The nominated individual may be someone who does hands-on volunteer work or serves on local councils or civic organizations. This year’s recipients were nominated by their respective town’s Board of Selectmen.

The Chester Board of Selectmen nominated Chris in recognition of his dedication, hard work, and outstanding contributions to the Town of Chester. The Selectmen wrote “Chris Hadik, a native son of Chester, has spent the last dozen years volunteering for the Town of Chester in many ways. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee, as Treasurer and current Chairman of the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission, and was a founding member of the 300th Anniversary and Celebration Committee, for which he currently serves as Vice-Chairman. He is an active member of his community and is always willing to lend a hand where needed.”

The Sandown Board of Selectmen said it best when describing our Sandown Hometown hero, “If there is a volunteer project going on in Sandown, there is a distinct possibility that Fran Rosenau is involved.” Fran has been an avid member of the Sandown Garden Club since its inception.  Fran, along with the other members, is actively involved in keeping the Town grounds beautiful. Fran has also been a member of the Sandown Heritage Commission since its inception and was instrumental in adding the Hearse House, an outbuilding on the Old Meetinghouse property, to the State Register of Historic Places. Fran also currently serves as the vice president of the Lions Club, which has many community focused initiatives.

“This is one of our favorite annual events because it gives us the opportunity to thank our customers in person and celebrate the communities that we serve,” explains Susan Rand King, GSC President. “The Hometown Hero Awards are always the highlight of the day, so our thanks go out to the Selectmen for nominating these outstanding individuals.”