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November 5, 2013

‘Samaritan’ honored for helping local woman

FITZGERALD —

The Employee of the Month for October was named at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

Mayor Jamie Cater presented Danny Gay, who works with the Gas Department, with a framed certificate. Gas Superintendent Roger Lasseter commented on Gay being a good Samaritan after he helped a woman by calling 911 and stayed with her until paramedics arrived.

On behalf of the City Council, Cater also presented a proclamation to the Tift County High School Key Club, declaring Nov. 4-8 as Key Club Week in Tifton. Club President Reynaldo Del Toro and several members were present at the meeting. Del Toro said the club works with several local projects, including the animal shelter and The Eliminate Project, and members also participate in the Adopt-A-Mile program to help keep the city clean.

In addition, Cater presented Bonnie Sayles and the city’s human resources director, Carla Cooper, who both work with the local Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, with a proclamation, designating November 2013 as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

Sayles said this year is the 30th anniversary of when former President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. She mentioned several local businesses that are participating as Purple Partners this month.

Editorial Note: Due to space constraints, the photos for the Key Club, Employee of the Month and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month will be published in Thursday’s edition.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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