City to honor COY winner Hayes

Friday, March 9, 2018
Hank Hayes

Cherokee city officials are hosting a gathering to honor 2017 Cherokee Citizen of the Year Hank Hayes from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the Cherokee Golf Course.

There will be a cash bar and refreshments served.

Hayes was vacationing and unable to attend the recent 2018 Cherokee County Recognition Banquet when his coveted COY Award was announced. As all previous winners, Hayes was unaware he had been chosen for this year’s honor until it was announced at the annual Banquet.

COY winners are active community contributors on many fronts beyond the scope of their careers, and are nominated by residents appreciative of their service and dedication to the community. Previous recipients of the Cherokee Citizen of the Year include Earl Pickens, Don Agostine, E.T. Parker, Joan Ballantyne, Jim Bleakly, Wayne and Marlys Woolridge, Joe Lundsgaard, Dave Sayre, Tom and Jean Miller, DuWayne Rupp, R.J. and Doris Thomas, Wilma Starkey, Jim Adamson, LeRoy "Herb" Ford, Mark Minger, Sherry Held, John Cook, Jr., Wayne Morris, Bev Anderson Ziemen, Lee and Pearl Jenness, Phyllis Parrott, Jeff Blum, Orville and Lila Saxby, Magrey DeVega, Stan Sitzmann, George Wittgraff and Ruth Hayes.

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