BERLIN, N.H. – The Coos County Family Health Services board of directors have announced that Lorraine Leclerc has been selected as the recipient of the 2005 Sylvia Evans Citizenship Award.

The award is presented annually to a woman in the community who has made an outstanding contribution to the well being of women and families in the North Country.

Leclerc, who resides in Berlin, is a self-employed electrologist. She is passionate, interested and dedicated to her job and her customers. She treats them with dignity and respect and ensures their privacy. Leclerc is the former president of the Electrolysis Association of New Hampshire and continues to be an active member.

Her idea of a skateboarding park became a reality for youths in the area. She is a member of the Main Street Program, the wine tasting event, Drive into the ’50s and has volunteered with the mail carriers food drive. She also undertook the Parade of Lights.

Her most recent involvement is refurbishing the former Notre Dame High School. Leclerc, along with other devoted individuals, has been instrumental in working on the “run down” project.

Her nominators said, “Lorraine has promoted her community and is obviously proud of her community. She has taken a true interest by being a doer and not just watching on the sidelines.’ She is hardworking, sincere and dedicated to her causes. She has a can-do, will-do attitude, and delivers with an easy laugh and a cheerful, positive disposition.”

She will receive her award at 7 p.m. Friday, at the New Hampshire Community Technical College. The public is invited. RSVP to CCFHS at 752-3669, ext. 4014, by April 22 if planning to attend.

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