White Hall chamber recognizes community service

WHITE HALL – Volunteerism and excellence were honored Tuesday night when the White Hall Chamber of Commerce presented community service awards to nine individuals at the organization’s annual banquet.

Award recipients:

• Kathie Horn received the first James “Jitters” Morgan Small Business Award in behalf of Terry Hardware, a local business established four decades ago;

• Rickey Doucey, retiring operations supervisor for the city and former fire chief, was presented the W.F. “Jack” Moody Award for community service;

– Dorothy Pollett, a sixth grade reading teacher at Taylor Elementary School, was presented the Clara Burton Education Award for outstanding contributions to her students;

• Orion Vick II, a senior at White Hall High School, received the Bridges-Socia Memorial Award for Youth;

• Don and Kim Malone, volunteer coaches for the White Hall High School soccer team and active volunteers with the White Hall Soccer Association, received the Youth Award for their contributions with youth;

• Mary Lou Mauldin, director of the White Hall Museum, received a second Senior Citizen Award;

• Bill Beadle, a volunteer fireman since 1981 and the department’s fire marshal, was named the Volunteer Fireman of the Year for the second time; and

• Volunteer Police Officer of the Year honors went to Elizabeth Boyer, part-time officer.

Kim Wood, the outgoing chamber president, turned the gavel of office over to Tommy Castleberry, who introduced the organization’s officers and board for the coming year.

Brian Polansky, an educator, motivational speaker and author, delivered the keynote address on contributions by volunteers in their communities.