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Former governor to speak in Boro
Deen Day Smith Awards welcome Sonny Perdue
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Sonny Perdue
Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue will be the featured speaker at the 2012 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.The 24th annual invitation-only gala will be held April 10 at Georgia Southern University’s Nessmith-Lane Building. The event, hosted by the Statesboro Herald and sponsored by many local businesses and individuals, honors members of the community for their spirit of giving and compassion; making a differences in the lives of the less fortunate, and going out of their way to give of their time, effort and otherwise to charitable causes.Historically, Deen Day Service to Mankind recipients are benevolent people who place others before themselves and perform acts of kindness for the sake of the recipient and not for personal gain.Hundreds of Bulloch County citizens have been honored for their service to others in the past.Local businessman Ellis Wood, a past Deen Day Smith award recipient, was instrumental in inviting Perdue to speak.“He and his wife Mary have been very active in doing volunteer work for many years,” Wood said. “They have fostered children in their home on several occasions and are active volunteers in other areas.”Perdue is a founding partner of Perdue Partners, LLC, and served as Georgia’s 81st governor.
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