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Chamber presents annual citizen awards

March 21, 2006

Thomasville -- Hundreds of people have been honored over the years by the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce.

Tonight they will present their annual citizen awards to six deserving community members.

The Thomasville Community Resource Center is quiet most of the day as Liz Crockett and her staff work to find funding and develop programs, but at 3:30 they get to see the fruits of their labor.

"I think anyone given the opportunity to improve the quality of life for children is going to enjoy their job and do it well and so I'm just doing what anybody else would do," says Crockett.

Tonight, Liz Crockett is being honored as the Community Service Citizen of the year. She was nominated by community members, but co-workers agree. "Actually I wasn't at all surprised she puts in a lot of hours at the Resource Center and has really worked really hard making a really good center," says Business Manager Lanie West.

"I love what I do and I do it with a passion and I probably do it for too many hours a week but other than that I'm just doing my job," says Crockett.

A job that has grown in the past two years, in part due to Liz. She's taken the center from 19 students to 63, but remains humble about her efforts. "I just honestly can't believe that there are people out there that felt that I was doing anything exceptional other than coming to work everyday and doing what I love to do."

With four thousand children in the community between the ages of five and twelve, Crockett wants to see the Resource Center grow to continue to be a valuable resource to the community.

Tonight's awards will also include Distinguished Service, Humanitarian, Special Service, and Man and Woman of the year awards.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be on hand for tonight's ceremony at the Thomasville Cultural Center.

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