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Honoring Local Heroes at Good Scout Awards Dinner Oct. 2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Four local residents will be honored on Oct. 2 at the eighth annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner for their commitment and dedication to the town’s community. 

The Patriot’s Path Council of Boy Scouts of America has decided to honor Joseph Allegra, Dolores Scott Croneberger, Kathleen A. Harrison and Sue Johnson for their accomplishments in community service and leadership at The Primavera Regency in Stirling. 

“It is important to have this dinner so that as a community we can honor our local heroes in town that do a great amount of community service that benefits the youth and spirit of our town,” said Event Chairman Ciro A. Scalera, a past recipient of the award. 

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Scalera said the honorees are tremendous role models to the youth and wants to honor and highlight them. 

“They are chosen because they live their lives by the Scout Oath and Law every day and because of the esteem and respect they have from their colleagues,” Scalera said.   

Each honoree has volunteered and been actively involved in various organizations throughout the community: 

Joseph “Joe” Allegra is the owner of Sterling Hallmark of Chatham and Stirling. At 10 years old, he joined the Webelos of Berkeley Heights. He earned the rank of Eagle in 1978 at 16 years old and then volunteered as an Assistant Scout Master. Allegra joined and later on became president of the Long Hill Township Lions Club and the Transplant Recipient International Organization. Allegra’s name appears on the Eagle Scout board at Mountain Park School along with the names of his two younger brothers and son, Matthew. 

Dolores Scott Croneberger is a real estate professional at Prudential NJ Properties in New Providence. She is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. She is also a member of the Little Flower Rosary Society, the Women’s Club of Berkeley Heights, the senior citizens club of Berkeley Heights, the Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the Archives Committee in Berkeley Heights. Croneberger has also volunteered her time in Scouting as a Den Mother. 

Kathleen A. Harrison is the executive vice president and partner of Pharmaceutical Media, Inc. She was involved in and served as president of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She was chairperson of the Hughes Drama Dragon Production of Bye Bye Birdie and also class parent. Harrison is on the Project Graduation Committee and has helped the senior class on the prom fashion show and the Lord and Taylor fundraiser for several years. She has served as committee chair in various positions for the Highlander Booster Club for the last five years. She has also been the team parent responsible for fundraising Governor Livingston High School’s cheerleading and basketball teams. One of Harrison’s greatest accomplishments was being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader of Troop 957. 

Sue Johnson is the Project Graduation Coordinator of the Governor Livingston High School, which she has been involved in for eight years. She is also the Recording Secretary of the high school’s PTO Board and is a member, and past president, of the Berkeley Heights PTO Area Council. She is also the past president of the Thomas P. Hughes School, Columbia Middle School, and Governor Livingston High School’s PTOs. Johnson has also served on various committees of the town’s Board of Education: the Early Childhood Center Committee (1997), the Citizens Advisory Council for School Facilities (1999), the Facilities Action Team of the Strategic Planning Committee (2005), and the Strategic Planning Committee (2012). She has also volunteered in both of her daughters’ Girl Scout troops, as well as serving as the cookie chairperson for Troop 639 for ten years. 

“Berkeley Heights is lucky to have a growing and thriving Scouting community,” Scalera said. “Not only does it instill good values in the boys who participate, but it contributes to the fabric of our quality of life and sense of community.” 

 

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