LONDONDERRY — A longtime volunteer earned one of the town’s top awards.
Robert Saur was named the 2013 recipient of the Robert W. Lincoln Youth Service Award.
Saur received his award during the Londonderry High School spring pep rally April 25.
The honor is presented to those who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a strong commitment and devotion to the town, especially youth.
“I’m very surprised and pleased,” Saur said of the honor.
The award is named for Bob Lincoln, a longtime volunteer who served on many town boards and committees.
“Robert Saur has given of himself selflessly for the youth of Londonderry and clearly exemplifies the spirit of giving and volunteerism that exemplifies Bob Lincoln’s spirit of selfless volunteerism,” the nomination letter stated.
Lincoln served on the School Board for 20 years, has served as chairman of many committees and is an active Londonderry Lions Club member.
Saur was chosen for his many years of dedication to the residents and children of Londonderry, including work with local Boy Scouts.
He said he had the pleasure of meeting Lincoln many years ago when both were involved in various community projects and volunteer efforts.
Saur is a big supporter of school music programs and served as president of the Friends of Londonderry Music during the Londonderry High School Lancer marching band’s last trip to the Rose Bowl parade in California.
Saur is nowactively involved in the work of the Londonderry Trailways.
“Trails are my career now,” he said.
There is a plaque in the high school gym honoring award winners through the years.