PENN TWP — Bruce Mazzoni and Jennifer Linn now are part of the unique club of Distinguished Service Award recipients.
Both were honored Wednesday evening at the Butler Country Club.
The awards, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Butler and the Butler Eagle, are given annually to a senior recipient and a junior recipient for their community service.
Linn of Butler, the junior winner, thanked her family for years of support.
“It is truly an award that should go to my parents,” Linn said.
She said her parents established three things, what she called the three Ws of raising children: worry, wisdom and, most importantly, work ethic.
“They taught me to give back to the community,” Linn said.
Linn owns the law firm Jennifer R. Linn and Associates in Butler and has been involved with the Rotary Club of Butler for 10 years.
She was president of the club in 2007-08. From 2008 through 2012, she was assistant governor to Rotary District 7280.
Linn is the vice president and treasurer for the Butler Rotary Foundation.
She also is on the Butler County Community College board of trustees.
Linn formerly was on the board of directors for the Community Health Clinic of Butler County and the board of directors for Butler County Against Heroin.
Mazzoni, the senior winner, is the first Cranberry Township resident to receive the award.
“Truly, it’s an honor,” Mazzoni said.
Mazzoni became heavily involved in the community when he retired at age 42 to spend more time with his family.
He served on the Cranberry Public Library board. He also got involved with the Butler County Federated Library System to keep the Bookmobile operating.
Mazzoni has been a township supervisor since 2005, and he currently is the chairman.
He is the treasurer of the Cranberry Township Community Chest, and is the chairman of its Project of the Year initiative. Mazzoni also is on the Butler County Community College board.
Mazzoni is the chairman of Cranberry Township Community Days, which brings in 25,000 to 30,000 people annually.
He said people often ask what drives him.
“I just say I enjoy what I’m doing,” Mazzoni said.