The Worshipful Master D. Justin Kemp of Henry Clay Lodge #280, Dublin, recognized local Community Builders at its Oct. 1 Stated Communication. Local recipients were Charles and Patsy Akers and Mike Honaker.
Charles and Patsy Akers have been involved with the Dublin Elementary Backpack program since its planning stage in 2009. Patsy chairs the Outreach Committee at Dublin United Methodist Church, which organized this service project for several churches in the Dublin area. On Friday mornings Charles and Patsy Akers deliver 125 backpacks filled with nutritious food items to Dublin Elementary for the Backpack Outreach Program. The Dublin Elementary Backpack Program is instrumental in feeding hungry children in the Dublin area.
Mike Honaker has been serving the citizens of Pulaski County since 2006 as Area Commander with the Virginia State Police and Presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor of the River of Life Church in Dublin. Mike has fully utilized his professions both as a minister and as a law enforcement professional to protect and serve the community’s neighborhoods. He has worked with many community agencies and charitable organizations to encourage people, to make the state and community safer, and to introduce people to Jesus Christ. His aggressive initiative, unwavering commitment to service, and his concern for the safety and well-being of Virginia’s citizens have proven instrumental in a great number of accomplishments in public safety, community improvement, and Christian evangelism.
Derek Reece, District Deputy Grand Master, for the 40th Masonic District assisted in presenting both Community Builder Awards.
Henry Clay Lodge would like to thank these outstanding community-oriented recipients who are personally instrumental in making/building the community into a better place for all people to live, work, and play.