The Woodmen of the World Lodge 1406 in Harlem recently recognized some of the citizens of the Harlem community for their work within the community.
Mark Whitaker was recognized as the Outstanding Citizen. He is active in several civic organizations in the county, helps with many fund raising activities in the community, and he is very active in his church, Sunday school, and youth in his church and community.
Recognized for the Good Neighbor awards was Betty Hamilton of Harlem. She is active in her church, assists others that are sick, need transportation to the doctor and church, and she is a help to the Harlem community with her active participation in cooking meals and helping students and schools carry out projects.
Recognized as the Outstanding Conservation award was Alton I. Walker. Mr. Walker has developed a conservation system that will replace the industry driven resource alusive system of the community. Mr. Walker has also developed sustainable cotton production systems that reduces soil erosion among many things. He has developed no-till systems for various crops and has served on several U.S. Dept. of Agriculture panels to evaluate the research labs and advises people in what direction to go with their research. Along with being instrumental in getting the USDA to develop programs that are environmentally safe, Mr. Walker has made several presentations to southern conservation groups on the Conservation of our Natural Resources.
Charles T. Moon was recognized for the Fraternal Spirit Award in the Harlem community. This award gives recognition to a member of the Woodmen who has demonstrated his interest in Woodmen and support the Woodmen Lodge by helping maintain and promoting it. The recipient of this award is also chosen by the members of the Lodge.
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