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Community Heroes


Mauch Chunk Trust Company Continues a Tradition of Honoring Area Volunteers

Jim Thorpe, PA – 89 area residents have been recognized as “Community Heroes” by Mauch Chunk Trust Company as part of their award program of the same name. Since 2000, MCT has solicited peer nominations of those residents in the community who have “devoted substantial time to non-profit community organizations that benefit or improve the quality of life…” From the nominations, at least four “heroes” have been chosen each year by an independent selection committee. While the majority of the award recipients prefer to remain anonymous angels of the community, MCT feels strongly that their good and generous deeds should be made known to the communities they serve. Each “hero” is honored at a public banquet and Mauch Chunk Trust Company presents each recipient with an inscribed award and a $200 donation is made in their name to the charity of their choice.

According to Mauch Chunk Trust Company President and CEO, Patrick H. Reilly, “Volunteers don’t often get the recognition they deserve. We are proud to have the opportunity to honor these outstanding members of our community who selflessly donate their time and talents to help make our local community a better place to live and work.”

Selection Criteria: 

  • Individual that is/has been active in non-profit/community organizations that benefit or improve the quality of life in Carbon County or the Tamaqua area on a volunteer basis and who devote a substantial amount of their personal time to those activities (scouting, sports, charities, etc.) and has made a significant impact and contribution to their community 
  • Minimum age requirement – 25 years old 
  • No posthumous nominations 
  • Prior winners are not eligible 

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The 2015 MCT Community Heroes award recipients are:

JeffBowe Jeffrey P. Bowe
For his contributions to the Tamaqua Industrial Development Enterprises; Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation; Tamaqua High School Booster organizations; Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce; Schuylkill County United Way; Camp Hill Prison Clinic; Legal Services Pro Bono Program; Lion’s Club; and Eagle Scout.
MaureenDonovan Maureen Donovan
For her volunteer efforts including the Girl Scouts; Red Cross; American Cancer Society; St. Luke’s University Health System, Miner’s Campus; St. Luke’s Marketing Committee; Tamaqua Area Community Partnership; Tamaqua Community Art Center; Marian Catholic High School Board of Trustees; Tamaqua Business & Professional Women Organization; Tamaqua Industrial Development Enterprise Board of Directors; CTC, Inc. Board of Trustees; Carbon County Citizen’s Bee Moderator; Miss American Scholarship Pageant Judge; Tamaqua Halloween Parade Judge; MS Walk; Read Across America; Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce; Carbon County Business & Education Partnership; Annual Girl’s Power Day; and the NJ Women’s Club.
JohnMcArdle John P. McArdle
For donating his time to the Boy Scouts of America; Nesquehoning Fire Co #1 Fire Chief & Life Member; Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp EMT; Nesquehoning Local Emergency Management; Nesquehoning Fireman’s Relief; Nesquehoning Borough Planning Commission; Deputy State Police Fire Marshall; PA Association of Arson Investigators; 4-County Firemen’s Association Delegate; Carbon County Telecommunications Board; Carbon County Firemen’s Association; Carbon County Fire Chief’s Association; Carbon County EMA Chief Deputy; St. Francis of Assisi Church; Sacred Heart Church; and Marian Catholic Youth Corps
NickHawkey Horace “Nick” Hawkey
For volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; Mahoning Valley Nursing Home; The Summit Nursing Home; Toys for Tots; Head Start; Dream Come True; Camelot for Children; Various Hospitals; Miracle League; Blue Mountain Food, Coat & Toy Drive; Salvation Army; Palmerton Lion’s Club; Local Food Banks; The Valor Clinic; Korean Vietnam Memorial at LCCC, Schnecksville; and his church.


This is the sixteenth consecutive year that Mauch Chunk Trust Company is recognizing local volunteers. According to Mauch Chunk Trust Company President and CEO, Patrick H. Reilly, “Volunteers often don’t receive the recognition they deserve. We are proud to have the opportunity to honor these outstanding members of our community who selflessly donate their time and talents to help make our local community a better place to live and work.”

 Community Hero Banquet Information

Thank you for joining us in honoring these dedicated volunteers for their outstanding contributions to our communities.
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Mauch Chunk Trust Company

MCT was incorporated August 25, 1902 and remains today a locally owned and managed independent community bank. While many banks of our type have merged or simply disappeared, our ability to change with the times has allowed us to grow and prosper for over 116 years. Read more about our history here.

We have 7 community banking offices & 1 Trust/Investment office located in Carbon & Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania in the following communities: Jim Thorpe, Albrightsville, Lehighton, Nesquehoning & Tamaqua (Hometown, West Penn).

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