Association to honor NHS alumni

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Alumni Association will honor six alumni next weekend with the Robert L. Genovese Patriotism Award.

The award is given to Naugatuck High alumni for their devotion and service to their country in the military and the Borough of Naugatuck. This year’s recipients are: Kevin Knowles, Joseph D’Averso, John DeBisschop III, Aldo Pistarelli Jr., James Goggin and Antonio Marques Sr.

The award is named after Robert L. Genovese, a member of the NHS Class of 1960 and Vietnam War veteran. Genovese, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is a member of the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.

The awards will be presented during the association’s annual flag ceremony and presentation Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Francis Church hall at 318 Church St. A ziti dinner will follow the ceremony. Tickets are $10. Proceeds from the event are used by the association to fund scholarships given to graduating Naugatuck High School students.

For tickets and more information, call Rich Smith at 203-723-7425.