SCUGOG: Greenbank’s Larry Doble has been named Scugog’s Senior of the Year.
The announcement was made at a Seniors Information Fair, held at the Scugog Community and Recreation Centre, on Friday, June 3. Mr. Doble serves as a member of many community organizations, including as President of the Greenbank Lions Club and has been actively involved with maintaining and preserving Greenbank’s parks and the Greenbank Hall.
“Ask anyone in Greenbank to name a resident that makes a difference to the betterment of the community, no doubt Larry Doble’s name will be mentioned,” Ward 5 Councillor and Seniors advisory committee member Jennifer Back said. “He is involved in so many local organizations and is the keeper of the keys for Greenbank Hall. Larry is also known as Mr. Grant for his multiple successful grant
applications that have not only enabled the old Greenbank Hall to be restored, but the completion of other initiatives as well.”
Mr. Doble told The Standard that he has been successful because of a team of volunteers he has had around him.
“I’m just part of a team in a variety of organizations. I’m just the front-man, but behind the scenes all of these people are working to be successful,” he said.”Also I think it is extremely important that we recognize the work of seniors because they are a vital part of this community.”
Mr. Doble added that he was surprised when his name was announced for the award.
“I know that I have done a lot of grants for various projects in Scugog and Brock Township and I didn’t even realize there was the seniors award so I was certainly surprised to receive it.”
The Ontario Senior of the Year award is given out annually by municipalities in the province to a person over 65 years of age who has improved the social, cultural or civic life of their community.