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Miles Paugh receives BEST award for November


WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Buckhannon resolved during its regular meeting of October 18, 2018, to honor residents of our Buckhannon-Upshur community who perform extraordinary service while embracing the kind & giving spirit of volunteerism; and,

WHEREAS, Buckhannon has long championed community service & has recognized persons who have given selflessly for the benefit of our City’s Fire Department, Stockert Youth & Community Center, & Police Department, but had not until recently- formally recognized others who generally perform many other acts of service & kindness; and,   

WHEREAS, with the 2018 establishment of our Buckhannon Volunteer Center, the City deemed it to be reasonable & appropriate to henceforth recognize our community’s most giving volunteers with previous honorees of the Buckhannon Exemplary Service Testimonial (BEST) Award being Amanda Hayes, Zachary Mutchler, Robin Keough, Shirley Tinney, Bill Nicholson, Dr. Joseph Reed, Dr. Paul Richter, April Keating, Brad & Kim Lincecome, Dr. Kathy Gregg, Stan Rexroad, Rich Clemens, & Buckhannon Elks Lodge #1736.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, as MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim as our City’s 14th recipient of our Buckhannon Exemplary Service Testimonial (BEST) Award for November of 2019 to be MILES PAUGH.  MR. PAUGH, a resident of Reger Avenue, has long been a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post #7 & VFW Post 3663 & participant in many events & activities involving our youth & our veterans, including the featuring of his several military jeeps in Veterans’ Days’ parades, & delighting our youth with his jeep tours of Buckhannon during our annual Stockert Children’s Festivals.  Recently he helped protect us all from the zombies during our inaugural zombie walk supporting the Colonial Theatre. Simply stated, MILES PAUGH has helped us all in our B-U community to be better & happier in many ways.  MR. PAUGH took up Jeep restoration following his wife Alice’s passing on April 1, 2016, ALICE & MILES PAUGH having reared 17 children.  I direct that a permanent placard be placed upon our City’s new BEST bench recently installed in Jawbone Park to forever honor & recognize MILES PAUGH & all past & future honorees of our City’s BEST award.  

I further urge all residents to join our City’s most honored guest, MILES PAUGH, his family, friends, admirers, & me, along with all members of our City government family during our public ceremony to be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as we honor our City’s 14th recipient of our BEST award.  We all wish MR. PAUGH the very best as he continues to work hard for our B-U community.  May every resident be mindful of the importance of community service & giving of one’s self & be inspired to give selflessly for the benefit of others as we pay tribute to the many substantial contributions of our exceptional volunteers including the 14th recipient of our City’s BEST Award, MR. MILES PAUGH.

Given under my hand & official seal of The City of Buckhannon 

this 21st day of November, 2019.

David W. McCauley, Mayor