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At last week’s Rotary Club meeting a special honor was bestowed on a very special lady. Local historian and civic leader, Mrs. Pat Crisp, was selected from a list of submitted candidates to receive the Rotary Foundation International “Service Above Self” lifetime achievement award. As part of this designation, Mrs. Crisp was also designated a “Paul Harris Fellow”, and $1000 was donated to the Rotary Foundation in her name. The funds in the foundation are part of an ongoing program for Rotary in which the goal is worldwide eradication of polio. They are very close to achieving this wonderful goal, since only a few cases were reported last year.
Pat Crisp has served the Jackson County community all of her adult life. The widow of highly regarded Marianna businessman Bob Crisp, Pat worked in accounting in their businesses, Florida Land Title and Trust Company and Ormond Insurance Agency.
During her lifetime of civic service her contributions are almost too numerous to list in the available space. Some of her more notable contributions through the years include:
Other Awards for Community Service
As the reader can see, Pat Crisp has dedicated her entire life to serving our community and her fellow man. She is certainly worthy of this prestigious award.
As Rotary President Byron Ward presented the award to Crisp, the Rotarians in attendance gave a rousing standing ovation. Mrs. Crisp then humbly made some remarks expressing her appreciation for the honor bestowed on her. She stated that she had received several awards in her life, but this Rotary award was very special to her. “God has placed many interesting and challenging opportunities to serve in different ways during my lifetime. It has been very easy and enjoyable to simply ‘follow His directions’. Receiving this award ‘in the winter of one’s life’ is very special. My only regret is that Bob is not here to share this honor with me. He would be so pleased. I thank the Rotarians for this special recognition from the bottom of my heart!”