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Marilyn Fiore-Lehman, Chairwoman of the Jamestown Bar Association Community Service Award Committee, announced at a special meeting of the Jamestown Bar Association held on May 10, 2019, that Bruce S. Scolton, former Justice of the Town of Harmony and partner in the law firm of Erickson Webb Scolton & Hajdu, was honored by his legal colleagues and peers in awarding him a Lifetime Achievement Award for community service.
Attorney Lyle Hadju, one of Bruce Scolton’s partners, provided a summary of Bruce’s service to the community during his lifetime, noting that Bruce served in the U.S. Army for two years and with the U.S. Army Reserves for four years. Bruce presided as Justice for the Town of Harmony for over 30 years, was the Town Attorney for Clymer, provided advice and counsel for the Panama School District, and was the attorney for the Panama United Methodist Church.
He was active in youth sports as a coach and referee for youth basketball, assistant coach for Panama High School baseball, a scout for Panama High School football, co-organized the Jack Keene Memorial Scholarship, and contributed to the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, Bruce was active in numerous community projects including building school playgrounds, working on park conservation, he supported the local historical society, and contributed time and money to numerous non-for-profits like the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Fenton Museum, and the Robert H. Jackson Center, for which he and his wife Joanne are recognized as important contributors.