As a recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award I wish to express my sincere thanks to all of the incredible individuals and sponsors who made such an event possible.
What a tribute to this community and its many leaders for recognizing so many passionate and committed residents who live among us. Not only was this a very unexpected and humbling experience for me, my greatest moment was the opportunity to meet and learn about the many unsung heroes (and heroines!) that have given a lifetime of service in improving the quality of life for others. What a remarkable occasion!
I particularly wish to thank Deen Day Smith Sanders, President Joe McGlamery of the Statesboro Herald, Dr. Michael Braz, and the individuals of the welcoming committee who made this gala not only possible but so heartfelt.
This community is so lucky to have such a fine university, so many wonderful businesses, banks, service organizations, and a newspaper that is a leading force in the community, all that constantly give back to Bulloch County.
Thank you for the tremendous work that you do to give us the encouragement and support to do what we do.