Family Service Association searches for Outstanding Family nominees

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The Family Service Association is looking for an outstanding South Jersey family to be honored as its 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year. Barry and Susan Hackett and their family won the award in 1994/Submitted The Family Service Association is looking for an outstanding South Jersey family to be honored as its 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year. Barry and Susan Hackett and their family won the award in 1994/Submitted The Family Service Association is looking for an outstanding South Jersey family to be honored as its 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year.

The decades-old Family of the Year tradition honors and celebrates a local family which exhibits a high standard of family life and a high standard of service to the community.

Past family honorees have continued their good works and service to the community even after they receive the award.

The Hackett family of Absecon, the 1994 Family of the Year, has grown in size and in the scope of its devotion to helping the South Jersey community.

The Hackett family’s children, children-in-law and grandchildren continue the Hackett’s legacy of providing service to the Atlantic County community.

Barry and Susan Hacket, of Absecon, cared for chickens in 2013 as part of the Absecon United Methodist Church’s Aselsi Ministry in Guatemala.

Family members also volunteer at the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Absecon, a facility that allows physically challenged youngsters a place to play baseball.

Hackett is co-founder of the Field of Dreams.

Hackett family members are also active in their churches and their children’s schools. They are coaches and son, Steve, is president of the Absecon Social and Athletic Club, the city’s sports association for its youth.

The 2014 Family of the Year will be presented and honored at the third annual Touch-A-Truck, being held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 Cardiff Center on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township.

To nominate a family, go online to www.fsasj.org for a nomination form or call Lynn Caterson at 609-272-1469.

Nomination forms must be returned by Friday, Sept. 5 by e-mail to fsa.development@fsasj> or by fax to 609-569-1944.


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