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July 19, 2017


2017 Pittsfield Citizens Of The Year

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Pittsfield’s 2017 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 states.


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 the food. 


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 Avon Lady!


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!












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