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Bob Parsons Wins Haddonfield Citizen of the Year

The announcement was made at the 42nd Annual Mayor's Breakfast on Saturday.

Bob Parsons won the Haddonfield Citizen of the Year award on Saturday.
Bob Parsons won the Haddonfield Citizen of the Year award on Saturday.
He says he still thinks of himself as a Hoosier. 

But after 41 years in Haddonfield, Bob Parsons is more than just an honorary Easterner.

He was introduced as the Haddonfield Citizen of the Year on Saturday at the 42nd Annual Mayor's Breakfast, sponsored by the Haddonfield Lions Club. Parsons, 77, a retired electrical engineer and sales manager, was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN.

But now, he's the ubiquitous face of Haddonfield. He's the stadium announcer for Haddonfield Memorial High School Football games and the unofficial borough videographer. He can often be spotted with camera in hand at parades, sporting events and occasions like the annual Mayor's Breakfast.

In fact, that just where he was when Mayor Jeff Kasko announced he was the winner today.

"That's OK," Parsons said. "I like having my picture taken."
stacy kasse January 18, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Finally!!! This honor should have been given years ago, but happily today was the day. Thanks, Bob, for all the good times and the wonderful memories you have given all of Haddonfield.
John Griffith January 18, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Bob, congratulations on this much deserved honor. Thanks for giving so much of yourself to Haddonfield! From a Buckeye to a Hoosier glad to call you a friend. Your adopted brother, John See you at Starbucks .
MMB January 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM
Bob, congratulations from Australia! So happy for you, what an honor! Have enjoyed your Patch videos half way around the world and have shared the 4th with our boys! Thinking we need to break out the wedding video you did for Terry and I back in '96! You and the family look great!

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