---- — SALEM — The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem will host its annual John P. Ganley — St. Patrick’s Day Memorial Award Luncheon on Friday, March 15.
This marks the 24th year that the club has held the luncheon in memory of former Salem police Chief John P. Ganley. Doors open at 11 a.m. for refreshments. The program gets underway at noon.
A meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served, followed by the presentation of the Ganley Community Service Award. The “Singing State Trooper”, (now retired) Dan Clark, will perform favorite Irish music, as well as the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums. This year’s main sponsor, the “Pot of Gold” Sponsor, is Pentucket Bank.
The Chief John P. Ganley Community Service Award is presented to an individual “who has exhibited concern, involvement and leadership in the community of Salem; while providing inspiration to others, through his or her dedication, integrity and courage in the manner exemplified by Chief John P. Ganley during his life on Earth.”
Ganley died in March 1989, but his commitment to the community is carried forward and honored each year on St. Patrick’s Day.
Last year’s recipient was Russell Ingram, whose contributions to the Salem community are numerous. He served four terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, with his wife Roberta founded the Ingram Senior Center and now serves as chairman of the Council for Aging. Ingram is known for his integrity, energy, commitment and fellowship.
The Ganley Luncheon Committee is currently accepting nominations for this year’s award. Nominees should work or reside in the community of Salem. Nominations can be mailed to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, 03079, Attn: Ganley Luncheon Committee or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15.
Reservations are required to attend the luncheon. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table. For more information, contact Denise Dolloff at the club, 898-7709, Ext. 16, or via email at email@example.com.