Citizen of the Month for January 2009

Philip Pearson

Philip Pearson was nominated for his involvement and dedication to numerous fraternal organizations in Philip. Pearson is the son of the late Pere and Martha Pearson. He was raised 18 miles northwest of Philip, along

with his two younger brothers. He attended grade school at Elbon School and graduated from Philip High School. During his high school years, Philip joined the National Guard and served for 20 years. In 1974, he married Cheryl Long. They have four children, Karolina, Jeremiah, Per and Leroy. They also have four grandchildren. Pearson is an active member of the American Legion Post 173 and the Lions Club, where he has held many

offices over the past 36 years. He coordinates the American Legion Color and Honor Guard for all area military funerals, parades or whenever needed. He collects the membership dues. Pearson is also a member and past officer of the Forty and Eight Group which he has served in for many years. He is a dedicated individual, not only to these organizations, but also to Scotchman Industries, where he has been employed for 36 years. He operates a drill press and other machines. His co-workers can count on him being to work early to get the coffee started. Pearson can be counted on to be there, and to get something done because he will not quit. Philip Pearson was nominated by the members of the American Legion Post 173.