(L-R: Peter Vignati, Rebecca Stevenson, Gary Miller, Joanne Santiago, Dennis Bianchi, President Don Bonner, and Josh Gillooly)
The Rotary of Avon-Canton presented two Paul Harris Fellowship awards to members of the community on Friday, January 20th.

Dennis Bianchi served as a police officer in Avon from 1973 to 2000 and over many years, he has been involved in many community activities, fundraisers and has coached several children's teams in a variety of sports. He has been very involved in the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, where he directs the Citizens Fire Academy and helps raise funds for departmental needs. President Don noted the similarities between Mr. Bianchi and the many Rotarians he knows who are very active in their communities.

Past president Gary Miller introduced our second Paul Harris Fellowship recipient, Rebecca Stevenson. Ms. Stevenson is also a Burlington resident, and is Director of Admissions & Marketing at Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton. She has been very involved in her community, participating in community events and fundraising. She serves on the Canton Chamber of Commerce Outreach Committee, and has supported organizations such as Gifts for Canton, Focus on Canton and the Canton Senior Center, as well as the event Walk for Food & Hunger.