Lindsay honorees represent those who care
Care. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it this way: “To have a liking or attachment.” The community of Lindsay defines it by the individuals and businesses honored Saturday night at the 101st Lindsay Chamber of Commerce banquet.
From former mayor Ed Murray, who was given the Presidents Award, to Woman of the Year Yonok Warson, all the honorees display a deep love and caring for their community and that translates into a better community. In short, they are attached to their neighbors.
Besides Murray and Warson, also recognized were Steve Boles as man of the year; Lindsay Dollars 4 Scholars Committee as organization of the year; Doug DeLeo Welding as business of the year; Kristin Waggoner as youth of the year; Pro-PT as new business of the year; and Yuni Loya as employee of the year.
In recognizing each, the common theme was how they all care for their community and how they do all they can to make Lindsay a better place in which to live.
“This recipient has no problem shoveling dirt, painting, counting money, selling tickets [and] baked goods or washing dishes for the good of any committee she is serving on,” was said about Mrs. Warson. That statement could aptly apply to any of those recognized, including the owners of Doug DeLeo Welding, Doug and Pam DeLeo, or Pro-PT owners Todd Martin and Ronnie Eynaud.
Small communities like Lindsay are only successful because people care. Those honored Saturday night go above and beyond caring, and from their efforts the entire community benefits.
What was said about Mr. Murray applies to all: “What you have not read about is a man that believes in what’s right — not about who’s right. A man that puts his family and faith first and always bends over to extend a strong hand to pick up those that have fallen. This award is for a an that serves tirelessly to make this community a better place.”
Congratulations to all those honored. They should all be proud for making their community special.