DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Those working to make Dawson a better place to live were honored Thursday night for their service.
The mayor and city council members handed out certificates and medals to community leaders.
The recipients volunteer their time to help others in many ways, mentoring children, feeding the hungry and providing clothes to the less fortunate.
"We want to take the opportunity to recognize those pioneers in the community. We want them to continue to do their level best to ensure that each citizen in Dawson, Georgia has a better quality of life," said Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright.
One police officer and a couple of city officials were also honored Thursday.
The Mayor said that he wants to show everyone in Dawson that the city can overcome any challenges by working together.