The Greene County Chamber of Commerce recognized three Waynesburg graduates among their five honorees at their 32nd annual membership banquet and awards ceremony. The event was held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Benedum Dining Hall on Waynesburg University’s campus.
John "Buzz" Walters (’61) received the Distinguished Service Award, while Fox Ford, owned by brothers Mark (’80, MBA ’93), Ron (’75) and David Fox, received the McCracken Legacy Award.
Walters was recognized for a lifetime of service as a United States Marine, as a teacher, and as a football and wrestling coach at three local high schools. Mark, Ron and David Fox serve the Greene County community not only as business owners, but as volunteer firemen and board members of local organizations. Mark Fox is currently a member of the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees.
According to the Chamber, "the Distinguished Service Awards are bestowed based on lasting contributions to community welfare, participation in civic organizations, evidence of leadership ability, success in vocation, personal and/or business progress, and cooperation with other individuals and organizations.
"The McCracken Legacy Award is given to a business or organization, having an operating presence in Greene County, who has demonstrated ambition, profitability, growth, sound business planning, customer satisfaction and management of people; a commitment to social responsibility and exemplary community involvement; demonstrated a positive social and/or economic impact on the community and exemplary civic community leadership."