CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Lions Club recently presented the 15th annual Cloverdale Civic Awards to Rod Garrett and Norv Gottula.
The nominations for the awards come from the general public. Over 50 people were in attendance to celebrate the presentation.
Garrett and Gottula were presented the awards for the numerous volunteer hours they devote to the betterment of the Cloverdale community.
Garrett is a long time Lions Club member and has helped on several committees and can always be counted on to help at any Lions Club event. He is a member of the Cloverdale Park Board and has been a big part of the renewal of the town park.
He was also very involved in the Cloverdale Little League for many years.
Garrett was on the Cloverdale Township Trustee Advisory Board for several years, and he served in the Air Force for 22 years.
He is also a member of the American Legion and has been a Color Guard at many veterans funerals, parades and programs.
Gottula is a proud supporter of the area FFA and 4-H programs.
He was also instrumental in the success of the Cloverdale Area Chamber of Commerce and with the town's annual FUNFEST celebration for many years.
Garrett and Gottula join previous Civic Award recipients Joyce Johnson, Mona Smith, Bob Hostetter, Don Walton, Jeff Rich, Rosemary (Davis) Berry, Jack Davis, Dr. Keith Ernst, Eric Hayman, Vera Hughes, Adeline Knoy, Bill Henson, Judy Whitaker and Wayne Sutherlin. They were presented plaques by members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee, and their names have been inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the Cloverdale Town Hall.
Members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee this year were Jim Dean, Charlie Simon, James McKee, Michelle Zimmerman and Todd Lewis.