Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Congratulations, Earl

Valley Station resident Earl Yocum will be honored Saturday with the Mayor's "Good Neighbor" award. Today's Courier-Journal had the story.

An Excerpt:

Yocum, a 64-year-old Army veteran, has for years mowed and maintained properties for elderly and disabled neighbors.

This Saturday, Yocum, who lives in the Pendleton Road area, will be among 28 people honored for their community spirit with a Mayor's Good Neighbor Award.

While Yocum acknowledges planting gardens, clearing gutters and doing countless other chores for others, he said the honor is a complete surprise.

"I do help out a lot of people, but I was shocked to hear that I'd won," he said. "I just try to help people, because the truth is that many of them just can't afford to pay."

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