Veterans' Day Ceremony at Heroes Grove

The first annual Veterans' Day ceremony was held on Friday, November 11th at Dauphin County Heroes Grove with the Linglestown American Legion Honor Guard helping to lead the festivities honoring our nation's veterans.

Giant Supermarkets Contribute to Heroes Grove

As part of the grand opening celebration of their new Lower Paxton Township store on Route # 22, Giant supermarkets donated $1,000.00 to help finance Phase 2 of the Heroes Grove project.
Thank you Giant!

Colby Joseph Speck Honored With Hero Award

Colby Joseph Speck, age 10, was recently honored by the Heroes Grove Committee for saving the life of a family member by performing the Heimlich maneuver on her.
Pictured here are State Representative Ron Marsico, Colby Speck, and Heroes Grove President Vince Pinizzotto.

Ribbon Cutting Set for Heroes Grove

Dauphin County Heroes Grove Ribbon Cutting Scheduled
Official opening of amphitheater dedicated to community servants

Over a decade in the making, Dauphin County Heroes Grove in Lower Paxton Township’s Brightbill Park will officially open with ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday, June 17th at 6 P.M. A free concert by the Lower Paxton Variety Band will immediately follow the ribbon cutting.

Heroes Grove Forms Nonprofit Corporation

August 10, 2015


CONTACT: Lowman S. Henry

Dauphin County Heroes Grove Forms Nonprofit Corporation
Project now underway in Brightbill Park, Lower Paxton Township

(Dauphin County, PA) – Dauphin County Heroes Grove has now incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit foundation known as Heroes Fund, Inc. The new nonprofit will serve as the fundraising vehicle for Dauphin County Heroes Grove which is now under construction in Brightbill Park in Lower Paxton Township.

Robert Stakem Honored with Hero Award

Robert Stakem, an emergency medical technician/paramedic was recently awarded the Hero Award by the Dauphin County Heroes Grove committee for his record of exemplary service to his community. Pictured here are State Representative Ronald Marsico, Robert Stakem, and Vince Pinizzotto, Chairman of the Dauphin County Heroes Grove committee. Heroes Grove is a tribute to those who serve including veterans, emergency responders, law enforcement personnel, teachers and citizens who have demonstrated their dedication to our communities, the Commonwealth and the nation.

Katharine and Cecilia Clare Olmstead Honored with Hero Award

The Dauphin County Heroes Grove Committee recently presented its Hero Award to Katharine and Cecilia Claire Olmstead. The Hershey Middle School students came to the aid of a 79-year old neighbor who had fallen on ice last winter and lay unnoticed on the sidewalk until the girls came along. Pictured here during the Hero Award presentation are (L to R) Hershey Middle School Principle Erick Valentin, Cecilia Olmstead, Katherine Olmstead and Heroes Grove Committee Vice Chairman Rob Martin.

Heroes Grove Video

Video of Heroes Grove Dedication Ceremony
June 2016


Hero of the Month: Vinny Cherry

Mr. Vinny Cherry was recognized as the Hero of the Month for Dauphin County Heroes Grove. Vinny Cherry is a 2012 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, with a BA in philosophy and a minor in theology. He will be entering nursing school in June 2013 with plans to become a nurse anesthetist. Vinny is the founder of Vinny’s Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity established in 2004 when he was 14 years old. Inspired by his own experience while hospitalized at age 7, Vinny hoped to make the hospital experience less stressful for young patients.

Hero of the Month: Detective Aaron Osman

Detective Aaron Osman was recognized as the Hero of the Month for Dauphin County Heroes Grove. Detective Osman is a graduated from Susquehanna Township High School and later from Bloomsburg University. Aaron has been with the Susquehanna Township Police Department since January 2003. Prior to working for the Township, Aaron worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an investigator with the Office Of Inspector General.


Subscribe to RSS