Brigham City applauds four residents

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 4:33 PM

Staff And Correspondents

BRIGHAM CITY -- Four residents of this Box Elder city have been applauded for going “the extra mile” in an annual award ceremony given by the city council.

Mayor Dennis Fife, in a proclamation, said the city “chooses to shine a light on and celebrate individuals who go the extra mile in order to make a difference and lift up fellow members of their community.”

Those chosen for the “extra mile” award were:

• Maggie Nawyn, a teenager who “in her 14 years of life has done more for our community than many of us have done in our lifetimes,” according to a nomination by Andrea Clark of the mayor’s office. Nawyn has given many service hours, including organizing a fundraising concert to help renovate the old Christensen Academy and working to save the sycamore trees in downtown Brigham City.

• Carl Reichard, a volunteer driver for Brigham City Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program. Reichard serves as a relief driver and has driven every route in the city. He also does small chores for those on the route, said Senior Center Director Nancy Green. “He has never told us no when we call,” she added.

• Leon Hyde, who worked as the liaison between the city and the Brigham City LDS Temple during the open house and Cultural Celebration. He worked closely with the Public Works Department to move traffic safely, as well as Emergency Services to ensure temple-goers’ safety, said Jim Buchanan, the city’s Emergency Services director.

• Johnny Hepworth, a volunteer with the city’s Recreation Department basketball program who has helped transform the sixth- through ninth-grade girls program. Hepworth’s “enthusiasm taught (the girls) the skills they needed to be successful players and to enjoy playing the game,” said Kristy Law, Recreation Department manager.

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