Nominations for the Cloverdale Civic Award come from the general public, and Lions Club members thank everyone who submitted a nomination form. More than sixty people were in attendance to celebrate the presentation.
Garrett was presented the annual Civic Award in acknowledgement of the numerous volunteer hours he has devoted to the betterment of the Cloverdale community.
As one of the nomination forms stated, "I have never met anyone more committed to the community and the children of Cloverdale" than Dewey Garrett.
"He worked in our community, he served on many community boards, both for the town and the school, and he donated much of his time to support our local youth," the nomination letter continued. "He never expects anything in return, but asks that you always support Cloverdale.
"When we talk of bleeding green for our community and children, no one leads by example better than Dewey Garrett," the nomination noted.
Garrett joins a prestigious list of previous Civic Award recipients, Kerry Shepherd, 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, Rod Garrett, Norv Gottula and Wayne Sutherlin.
Members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee presented Garrett with a plaque, and his name has been inscribed on a plaque displayed at the Cloverdale Town Hall.
Members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee this year were Jim Dean, Charlie Simon, James McKee, Norv Gottula and Todd Lewis.