Davis family honored

2021 Athens Citizen of the Year Tom and Carol Davis. They were recognized by the Athens Lions Club at Saturday's "Music In The Park" event at the Athens Town Park.

ATHENS — Although there was no Athens-Concord Town Social this year, one of its traditions was upheld as the Athens Lions Club honored husband-and-wife Tom and Carol Davis with the Athens-area Citizen of the Year Award Saturday.

Lions Club member Paul Hodges said of the couple, “Most of their service is done as a team. Whenever a project is planned to benefit the town, you will find that Tom and Carol are among the first to volunteer to help.”

Among the projects they have assisted with are the Athens Town Park, the Adopt-A-Highway program and the Athens School baseball field. They also help people in need including PikeView High School students.

Tom Davis, a career veteran of the U.S. Navy, taught biology at Concord University for 28 years. Carol Davis is known for her daily walks around Athens, where she stops and chats with those she meets.

On Monday, Tom Davis said, “We appreciate the honor. We felt that it was for a lot of little things done over a long period of time.”

In addition to the Citizen of The Year, the Lions Club recognized Bob and Betty Tilley of 210 West Broadway Street with the Beautification Award. Honorable mentions went to David and Sheila Mann of Beckett Hill; Denise McKenzie and Henry Adkins of 208 West Broadway Street; and Kay

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at delimartman@yahoo.com.

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