BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

The local Boy Scout Council honors three individuals, including a Toccoa doctor, at an annual event.

Last Thursday, the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual American Values Dinner at the Swanson Center of Piedmont College.

Northeast Georgia Council Director of Field Service Foy Todd said that the dinner provides a great opportunity to honor area citizens who have contributed to the community with the Distinguished Citizen Award.

“Each year, we choose three outstanding community citizens that we honor,” said Todd. “Tonight’s honorees were a great addition to that class of folks that we have been able to honor.”

This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipients were Dr. Jim Wade, Dr. Jim Hamilton, and Dr. Judy Forbes.

The dinner also serves as a fundraiser for the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts.

Todd said that the event was also a success in that regard.

“It exceeded our goal, which in these times is always good and I am very proud of our organization,” said Todd. “It was all around a wonderful evening.”

Todd also said the Council appreciates everyone who helps the organization in any way throughout the course of the year.

“There are a lot of folks involved, a lot of unit leaders and people working with the kids and people on this level who help raise money and plan events like this,” said Todd.

In addition to the award presentations, Barbara Brown Taylor served as the keynote speaker for Thursday’s event.