Jan 25, 2015 10:01 AM
Former Gov. John Lynch to get Robert Frost award
The Associated Press
MANCHESTER (AP) - Former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch will receive the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award at a ceremony featuring the Boston Red Sox president and CEO as keynote speaker.
Plymouth State University created the award in 1970 in memory of the nation's late poet laureate, who taught at an earlier incarnation of the school. The award recognizes New Englanders whose service exemplifies Frost's values of individuality, hard work, humanitarianism and devotion to the country he described as "north of Boston."
More than 400 people are expected to attend the ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester Jan. 27. Featured speaker is veteran Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino.
At Lynch's request, Plymouth State University officials say, all proceeds from the ceremony will fund PSU scholarships for New Hampshire students.