Musician Robbie Limon named Middletown Citizen of the Year

MIDDLETOWN – Town Council has named local musician Robbie Limon as Citizen of the Year.

Limon, a singer-songwriter and Middletown resident for 16 years, will accept the award before performing at the town’s Fourth of July celebration. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh nominated Limon personally in recognition of Limon’s pro bono and discounted performances at town functions, and as-needed access to Limon’s PA equipment.

The council announced the honor at its meeting last week, before rolling out the news on social media Friday.

In an interview, Limon said he felt he was just doing his duty as a Middletown resident.

“I just wanted to help save the town money,” Limon said. “I want them to spend money on other things. Wherever I can help save the town money … I will do for the town. I don’t think that warrants Citizen of the Year. I think that’s something you do as a citizen of your town.”

Harbaugh said he and Limon became acquainted when Harbaugh’s tenure as mayor began in 2012. He said Limon told him he can help with whatever the town needs, and that he kept his word for four years running.

“Robbie (Limon) has done a dozen acts of kindness, generosity and free services to the town,” Harbaugh said. “We can’t just look past that. We need to honor, serve and reward him with this award.”

Harbaugh’s nomination letter for Limon can be found on the Town of Middletown Facebook page, at

Limon will receive the award at 6:15 p.m. July 4 at the Middletown parade, before his 7 p.m. performance. He said he will play until roughly 10 p.m., though he’ll take a break to watch the fireworks.

“I’m glad to be playing in my hometown,” Limon said. “I can’t think of a better place to play music than at home on the Fourth of July.”

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