2017 Pittsfield Citizens Of The Year
Citizens of the Year are a couple that has been involved in our
community for years – This couple has been business owners,
elected officials and members of many clubs and organizations –
Congratulations to FRED & LIZ HAST!
Fred began volunteering
in the late 50’s- for the Fire Department and as a member of the
Budget Committee. He was a member and past President of
the Rotary Club. Fred had the prestigious honor of being
selected a Paul Harris Fellow. Fred has always helped out
at the Balloon Rally and Penny Sale. He was a past
President of the Pittsfield Lions Club. While a
member, Fred helped run the summer carnival and helped with the
Christmas Lights on Main Street prior to the Chamber
coordinating the task.
Fred was a member of the
Fire Department for close to 30 years; he was the Fire Chief for
almost 20 of those years. He was instrumental in the
construction of the current fire station. Fred was the
past President of NH Fire Chiefs Association. He is also a
40 plus year Forest Fire Warden, as well as serving on numerous
fire-related boards throughout NH & NE. Fred represented
Pittsfield and NH many times fighting wild fires in the Western
Fred has served on many committees for our town from
Selectboard, Fire Department, Budget Committee, and Old Home Day
Committee. Fred has also been very involved with the Food
Pantry – many times driving to Manchester once a week to pick up
Liz has also been very involved in our
Pittsfield community. While raising their 6 children she
was a Girl Scout leader and also a very active member of the PHS
Booster Club. She is a long time member of the St.
Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Liz spends many hours
volunteering at the Clothes Closet. It’s been said that
she has a great knack for putting together fabulous displays!
Many people know and remember Liz from her many years of service
as our Town Clerk and Tax Collector. She currently serves
as one of the Supervisors of the Checklist for the registered
voters list. Liz is also the Vice-Chair for the Housing
Standards Agency. Some people may also remember her as the
Liz was a member of the Women of Rotary and was
always an active participant at any of their events. She
was one of the first members of the Public Relations Committee
and has been a longtime member of the Old Home Day Committee.
She was very active in the Fireman’s Auxiliary and while Fred
was Fire Chief, she supported him in many ways.
We are sure
there are many other things that Fred and Liz have been involved
in, but one thing is for sure – they have contributed a lifetime
to making Pittsfield a better place. They are now
enjoying lots of family time with their children, 11
grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, but still make time to
volunteer and we THANK THEM FOR ALL THEY DO!
Congratulations to Fred and Liz Hast, 2017 Pittsfield Citizens
of the Year!