Awards banquet hosted for Harrison County community

It was a sweet time to recognize people who make a different in the community.

The Harrison County Triad and Salt Council hosted an awards banquet at the Golden Corral to honor outstanding volunteers in the community.

Each nominee was recognized with a certificate while their acts of community service were announced to the audience.

Quentin Lyles was awarded the Mary Lou Buchanan Award for his many contributions to the City of D’iberville and Denise Toles was given the John Caranna Award for her outstanding community work in Harrison County as a whole.

“These are the backbone of our community. These people are serving constantly and they’re always giving, and we all know people like this,” said Robert Lincoln, the community relations for Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. “We all know people who never ask for a thank you… never ask for a penny. They are always just out there trying to serve us.”

“I feel that God has sent this upon me. I love serving people,” said Toles. “I love to see the older people smile because sometimes they leave the center and just go home and have nothing to do.”

“I was actually shocked and surprised actually, but being that I do a lot in our community and the city of D’Iberville. I do love D’Iberville,” said Lyles. “I was born and raised there. It’s my community and it’s my home, and I’m just glad to be able to be able to give back.’

The Triad-Salt Council will continue to recognize volunteers in the coming years.

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