Hackettstown’s Churchill To Be Recognized For Community Involvement

Scott Churchill of Hackettstown will be recognized at this year’s Warren County Hall of Fame dinner for his extensive involvement in the community.

The 6th Annual Warren County Hall of Fame dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington Township.

This year’s Hall of Fame Class includes Frank Van Horn, Col. Clinton Pagano, Thomas McHugh, Judge John Kingfield, Joel Kobert, Douglas Steinhardt, and posthumously, Stuart Hartung.

A resident of Warren County for 50 years, Scott Churchill has been a longtime volunteer and community-committed individual who has truly made a difference. 

“I am so proud and honored to be chosen for this prestigious award” said Churchill. “It is even more exciting given the selection of Hall of Fame inductees that I will be joining.  Many of them have been friends of mine in the community for so many years, and I am proud to call them my friends and to be recognized along with them.” 

A graduate of Hackettstown High School and President of Eastern Private Detectives, Inc. a multi state licensed private investigation and security agency, Churchill was a charter member of the Hackettstown Area Jaycees-a community leadership training and civic organization for young people.  He volunteered in the emergency room at Hackettstown Community Hospital and received the prestigious 1000 hour service award for his dedicated volunteerism. 

Churchill was a volunteer EMT with the Hackettstown First Air and Rescue Youth Squad and then took his EMT background and became a charter and establishing member of the Mansfield Emergency Medical Services volunteer EMT service.   He grew the organization by becoming Treasurer, Chief, President and is now a life member.  Through his contacts within the community he was able to get donations and federal grant monies to allow the organization to build their headquarters in Mansfield Twp.  He was able to initiate the idea of a paid service for daytime EMT squads within the community to help with daytime manpower shortages. 

Churchill served at Ground Zero after 9/11 as a volunteer EMT and received acknowledgement of his service there from United States Congressman Scott Garrett.  He is a member of both the Fraternal Order of Police and The NJ State Law Enforcement Officers Association and recently was granted his first patent through the US Patent Office for an environmentally friendly product.  He hopes to use a portion of any profits from the product to fund local senior citizen and veterans projects.

In addition, Churchill served as member and Vice Chair of the Hackettstown Planning Board for almost 10 years  and currently serves as a member of the Allamuchy Land Use Board.  He served as a member of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees for nearly 10 years. With his fellow trustees and President Dr. Will Austin he helped to make the college one of the fastest growing and highly successful community colleges in the country. 

In addition to this year’s inductees and Churchill, the Hall of Fame committee will be honoring the Warren County Farmers Fair Association with a special recognition award.

The event is open to the public. Tables may be reserved. The establishment of the Warren County Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Warren County Community College Foundation, creates a forum for honoring Warren County’s finest in an array of fields. The Hall of Fame itself is set up at Warren County Community College, where the public is invited to see it. For tickets to the recognition dinner and other information, please call 908-835-2334 or email wchalloffame@warren.edu.

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