Carlascio named one of six ‘Hometown Heroes’James Carlascio of Jamestown was named one of six North Dakota League of Cities “Hometown Heroes” at a ceremony held during the NDLC annual conference Sept. 24-26 in Minot, N.D.
James Carlascio of Jamestown was named one of six North Dakota League of Cities “Hometown Heroes” at a ceremony held during the NDLC annual conference Sept. 24-26 in Minot, N.D.
Carlascio has a long history of service to his community and nation. He served in World War II and was held as a prisoner of war in Stalag 2B, one of the toughest prisoner-of-war camps in Germany. He has been active in the VFW, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. One of his favorite activities is visiting veterans at the Veterans’ Home in Lisbon, N.D. Locally, he dresses up as Santa Claus for the holidays and visits homes and businesses. Recently he helped with efforts to raise money for a Veterans Memorial, worked with the Flags Across America program, and organized an appreciation picnic for National Guard soldiers and their families to show community support for all of their efforts.
“I am overwhelmed by this award,” Calascio said. “Sometimes it is impossible to put into words the feelings in your heart, but I would like to thank the people of Jamestown and say that I am honored and humbled.”
The Hometown Hero Award program was started seven years ago and annually honors community volunteers for their efforts to make their cities better places to live.
The North Dakota League of Cities provides services and gives voice to the collective concerns of the state’s 357 cities. The Leagues mission, “Service, advocacy, leadership education and support,” expresses the many programs and services offered by the League.