POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The County Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF, Inc.) presented the Point Pleasant Rotary Club with a check to boost the support of the Annual Mason County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet & Officer of the Year Award Program.
“The mission of the Mason County Law Enforcement Appreciation program is to better educate the public about the dedication and hard work of our local law enforcement officers and to show support and appreciation to the officers for protecting our community” commented Tim Martin, Law Enforcement Committee Chairman.
The Point Pleasant Rotary provides volunteer support to conduct this annual banquet as they present an Officer of the Year award to one officer who has been nominated by their peers.
The Point Pleasant Rotary Club started this program in 2013 after visiting the Rotary Club in Horry County, South Carolina- who had conducted a law enforcement appreciation program for 47 years. Officers in the Mason County area include the Point Pleasant Police Department, The Mason County Sheriff’s Department, The Mason City Police Department, The New Haven Police Department, The Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the Department of Natural Resources Police Officers and the Hartford Police Department.
“Service Above Self is the Rotarian creed. Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to their communities and the world. The Point Pleasant Rotary Club is a prime example of carrying out this mission by using their talents, expertise and leadership to become gifts to our community. It was a pleasure to present the check to the Point Pleasant Rotary Club in their effort to showcase local law enforcement,” commented Christy Crowell, MCCF executive director.
Crowell said: “This gift was made possible by the Gordon C. & Mildred R. Jackson Advisory Fund held at MCCF, Inc. These two wonderful people will be honored forever for their lifetime commitment to our community. This endowment fund will forever support the community they love by annually addressing the needs of people who live here.”
“Starting a fund or creating a legacy in someone’s name allows the community foundation to honor these special person each year, gives the donor a tax deduction for the gift, and provides needed resources for community programs, projects and our students’ education,” said Mario Liberatore, MCCF, Inc. Board Chair. “We are very appreciative that the Jackson’s were extremely community-minded and left us with funds that, with the help of the community foundation, can give forever.”
Submitted by Christy Crowell, MCCF executive director.