Public servants honored by Princeton Elks

   Princeton Elks No. 2129, based in Blawenburg, honored people from several municipalities for their public service during a Civic Awards Dinner which took place on Saturday (July 17).
   The people who were honored had been nominated by community leaders and community residents for their outstanding efforts in behalf of the public good.
   "These people have gone above and beyond the call of duty," said Donna Walker, a lodge spokeswoman.
   By category, the honorees are:
• Firefighter of the Year:
   Daniel Pullen of Belle Mead, Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.
   Robert C. Saums of Blawenburg, Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2.
   William Springer of Hopewell, Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit.
   Chief Thomas Schweitzer of Princeton, Rocky Hill Fire Department.
• EMT of the Year:
   Capt. George Fowler, Rocky Hill First Aid Squad.
   Roselia ("Duchess") Lake, Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit.
• Police Officer of the Year:
   Sgt. Thomas Swain, Montgomery Police Department.
   Chief Robert Verry, South Bound Brook Police Department.
   The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a fraternal organization that focuses on several different areas of community service. Some of these include handicapped children, veterans, drug abuse awareness and patriotism.
   The Elks welcome all those interested in joining them. Lodge No. 2129 is located on Route 518 in Blawenburg, (609) 466-9813.