By Larry Moore
The Greene County Fish & Game Association annual fish fry provided the opportunity for the club leadership to recognize some key members for their support. Such recognition is a long-standing tradition for the organization. This year two deserving members were selected for the honor. Both are friends of mine and have worked very hard to promote the principles of the association. Each person is given an Award of Merit plaque and a clock containing the association logo.
Toni Dobbs was the first to be recognized this year. Her plaque reads, in part, “As a longtime member and sportswoman Toni has unselfishly given her time, her energy, her talents and her resources in support of endless club, sportsmen and youth related projects and programs. Her relentless efforts continue to provide quality outdoor experiences for everyone she encounters. She is an inspiration and her dedication to our heritage and unwavering commitment to protecting the outdoor sports for others make her an obvious choice as this year’s recipient of the Greene County Fish and Game’s Award of Merit.”
Gary Smith was also presented with an award for his service. Smith’s award reads, in part, “As a member, Chairman, Director and sportsman Gary has unselfishly given his time, his energy, his talents and his resources in support of endless club and sportsmen related projects and programs dedicated to providing quality outdoor experiences for current and future generations while helping to create and promote a positive public image of sportsmen everywhere.”
Congratulations and a tip of my outdoor hat to a couple of very deserving volunteers who are making a difference in conservation and outdoor recreation for so many. Well done!
Larry S. Moore is a local resident and weekly outdoor columnist.