Sandy wins Cloverdale Civic Award

Sunday, December 27, 2015
Lita Sandy

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Lions Club recently presented the 20th annual Cloverdale Civic Award to Lita Sandy.

Sandy was presented the award as a thank- you for the numerous volunteer hours she has devoted to the betterment of the Cloverdale community.

The biggest event Sandy is responsible for is the annual Clothe-A-Child benefit. More than 70 less-fortunate children in the community each year are the recipients of clothes and gifts for Christmas because of this event. If not for Sandy's efforts, these kids would likely not have much Christmas celebration at all.

After winning the Cloverdale Civic Award recently, Lita Sandy (center with plaque) celebrates the honor with son-in-law and daughter Caine and Tara Gardner, grandchildren Jocelyn, Lucas and Chloe Gardner, husband Brad Sandy, grandsons Tyce and Tayt Jackson, daughter-in-law and son Wendy and Taulbee Jackson and niece Gina McCammon. (Courtesy photo)

Whenever someone in the area has a crisis situation like a medical emergency, Sandy is the first to spearhead fundraisers to lend them a hand.

She is also involved in the Putnam County Playhouse and is instrumental in the success of the popular Dancing With the Putnam County Stars benefit that supports the Putnam County Youth Development Commission.

A take-charge person with no shortage of community pride, Sandy has volunteered countless hours throughout her life. She also does not like to take credit for her accomplishments, instead giving praise to those who help her and surround her.

Sandy joins previous Civic Award recipients Donna Fidler, Dewey Garrett, Todd Lewis, 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.

The nominations for this award come from the general public.

Sandy was presented a plaque by members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee and her name has been inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the Cloverdale Town Hall.

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  • A very deserved honor to Lita.

    -- Posted by Nit on Mon, Dec 28, 2015, at 6:36 AM
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