Lee C. Morrissey Student Public Service Award
Lee C. Morrissey came to Duncannon from Kingston, Pennsylvania, in 1934 to become a pharmacist at Bihle’s Corner Drugstore at the corner of Market and Cumberland Streets. He later purchased this same drugstore and operated it until his retirement in 1973. He died on September 12, 1975. During those 41 years, “Doc”, as he was known by everyone, dedicated his life to serving and helping others. He served in both appointive and elective offices, both locally and countywide. He became known as “Mr. Republican” in Perry County. He was a devoted friend and advisor to many.
The Lee C. Morrissey Student Public Service Award was established by the Perry County Republican Committee to recognize the volunteer service of a graduating senior student from one of the four Perry County public high schools. This was an outgrowth of the Lee C. Morrissey Fund established in 1973 by his friends in appreciation of his years of service to Perry County and the Republican Party. It recognized, with admiration and approval, his good citizenship and his character, industry, ideals and activities which have helped his fellow man and advanced the cause of the Republican Party locally and statewide.
This scholarship is a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC.