On June 20, 2015, I was honored to receive the Visalia Pride Lions "Heart of a Lion" award for 2015. Presented at the luncheon to recognize their 5th anniversary, the award came as a complete surprise. I had not been aware that I had been under consideration for the award, and when Slade Childers began talking about me, I was speechless.
After Slade introduced me with a nice bio, I was asked to come forward and was presented with the plaque you see above.
You'd think a blogger would have had more to say, but apparently I need a keyboard to be articulate, at least to say more than "10-4" and "copy traffic"! All I could say was that "nobody told me this was happening", and "thank you".
I am honored and thankful to the VIsalia Pride Lions for this recognition. I will treasure this award, and you can be certain it will be displayed in my home with pride.