City awards longtime volunteer
Hanover resident Howey was presented with a Hanover Vitalization Award for 20 years of dedication to the Hanover community, working behind the scenes on the building and funding of countless projects, mostly for kids.
As a long standing member of the Hanover Athletic Association, Howey managed the charitable gambling operation, allowing the association to donate more than $100,000 in Hanover projects during his tenure.
He orchestrated funding for Hanover Elementary School, city of Hanover, dozens of college scholarships for Hanover students, additions and improvements to the HAA sports complex, and funding for the Hanover Food Shelf.
“I had the good fortune of meeting (Howey) when our boys skated together in the Hanover Youth Hockey Association,” Bill Rosso said in nominating Howey for the award. “He’s been a good friend and probably more importantly, a good example of how right and important it is to work at making your community a better place. Al Howey has made Hanover a better place.”