Linda M. Soucy, who founded the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc., more than 30 years ago, received the Max and Thelma Harvey Commitment to Community Award from Debbie’s Treasure Chest on May 31 at the gala celebration at Salvatore’s Restaurant. Soucy, whose program supports families in one of the city’s most impoverished areas, was honored alongside Judge Mark Newman. In her remarks, Soucy told the audience, “I truly believe in the potential of every child and enjoy working with them on a daily basis. We’re blessed with the youth we work with. They’re great kids and a lot of people just don’t give them a chance. With a little bit of guidance and support, we can make a significant difference in a child’s life.” MethuenLife photo by Yadira Betances Muldoon