Chamber gets awards right again

Published 8:29 am Monday, March 17, 2008

By Staff
Two very deserving Brewton residents were named Citizens of the Year Thursday night at the annual Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce dinner.
Hope Place administrator Vicki Fussell was named the civic Citizen of the Year, while Terrence Breckenridge, owner of David's Catfish, Turning Leaf Development and the Hourglass, was named business Citizen of the Year.
Both have had a huge impact on our community during their time in Brewton.
Fussell runs Hope Place, a facility that serves to boost families with parenting classes, tutoring and other special activities for those in need of help. She has a big smile and an even bigger heart for all in our community, and her work has made a difference for so many families.
Breckenridge has given quiet assistance to many organizations, providing David's Catfish meals for many charity events without seeking any public thanks. In the past few years he has become more involved with Habitat for Humanity and most recently helped lead a project to build a house in one week in East Brewton. He and Turning Leaf partner Rusty Miller were named Alabama Habitat volunteers of the year last week.
Both Fussell and Breckenridge offer all of us examples of how we should live our lives - as good friends, as fair businesspeople and as willing participants in the activities that move our community forward and make a true difference in the lives of others.
We're proud to live in a community that is made better by their presence - and that recognizes how special both of them are.