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Galloway awarded for decades of community service

Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson (front, left)  presents the first annual Lake George Community Stewardship Award to Denny Galloway at a town meeting Feb. 11. Participating in the presentation are: (rear, left to right): town board members Vinnie Crocitto, Fran Heinrich and Marisa Muratori. (Not shown: town board member Dan Hurley.)

Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson (front, left) presents the first annual Lake George Community Stewardship Award to Denny Galloway at a town meeting Feb. 11. Participating in the presentation are: (rear, left to right): town board members Vinnie Crocitto, Fran Heinrich and Marisa Muratori. (Not shown: town board member Dan Hurley.) Photo by Thom Randall.

— Lake George Rotary publicist Joanne Gavin said Tuesday that there are likely many, many similar charitable projects of Galloway’s that will never publicly be known.

“Denny is always thinking about what he can do for others — and then he goes and does it,” she said. “There’s no one more deserving to be No. 1 on the list for the Community Stewardship Award than Denny.”

When the board presented the award to Galloway, the crowd of people gave him a lengthy standing ovation.

Bob Flacke, who was town supervisor when Galloway served on the board, said Galloway always had the citizens’ best interests at heart.

“He’s dedicated his life to accomplishing projects for the community,” Flacke said. “He’s always giving to others.”

Galloway deferred credit for his work, saying that it was most always a team responsible for the charitable achievements.

”I represent hundreds of others,” he said. “The world ‘I’ is not appropriate in my vocabulary.”

If anyone was wondering, Galloway put to rest any doubts that he would continue his work for the community.

“I am in the afternoon of my life, but I am not ready yet for the sunset,” he said. “I have more good intentions to continue on this wonderful trip.”

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