My colleagues (the scoundrels), lied to me in order to get me to attend the town board meeting on Dec. 11.
They told me that CASA was receiving some sort of recognition and I needed to be there. I had no idea that I was to be presented with the Pahrump Citizen of the Year award.
I have only truly been surprised about two or three times in my life and this was definitely one of them. If I had known, I would have worn something more slimming.
I would like to thank my dear friend, the person who nominated me, Tonya Brum (you sly one) and the Pahrump Town Board for this amazing recognition.
No individual award recipient ever acts alone. Without the ongoing support of my board of directors, volunteers, staff, friends and family, I would be nothing.
When Pioneer Territory CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) first began operation in February of 2011, I knew the support of the community was vital to the children in protective custody. At any given time, there are approximately 100 children in foster care within the Fifth Judicial District in Nye County alone.
Last year, prior to the holidays, I made an appeal through the media for monetary support to help the kids in foster care have a happier Christmas. The response was overwhelming, and with the help of individuals and other clubs, we were able to see that “Santa” took care of every child within the system.
For more information on how you can help CASA this year to continue our programs, you may contact me at 775-513-9514.
Thanks again to the wonderful community of Pahrump.