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BREAKING NEWS: Bea Bullard receives Dalton Award
Fieldale booster honored by county board
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Beatrice “Bea” Bullard, who has helped put Fieldale back on the map, is the 2012 recipient of the Jack Dalton Award.
Bullard received the 2012 Jack Dalton Community Service Award Tuesday night from the Henry County Board of Supervisors. She was joined by family, friends and neighbors. Lois Dalton, widow of the late Jack Dalton, also attended to help present the award.
“Ms. Bullard loves her community,” said Jim Adams, chairman of the board of supervisors. “She has worked hard to put Fieldale back on the map.”
Bullard has served as the co-chairperson of the Fieldale Heritage Festival since its inception in 2006 and has led numerous efforts to rejuvenate Fieldale. She spearheaded efforts to get Fieldale on the National Register of Historic Villages, and she often speaks on the history of the Fieldale community.
In addition, Bullard is active at her church, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir and serving free community meals.
Bullard served as the grand marshal in the 2012 Fieldale Christmas parade.
The Jack Dalton Community Service Award annually goes to the Henry County resident who best demonstrates the exemplary community service that marked Dalton’s years of public service. Dalton was a member of the Henry County Board of Supervisors for more than 24 years, and was serving as the board chairman at the time of his death on May 24, 2000.
Nominations for the Jack Dalton Award were solicited from community residents and were based on the candidate’s personal efforts and active involvement in helping promote the quality of life in Henry County.
Bullard is the 12th recipient of the award. Previous recipients include Dr. Calvin Rains, Bill Adkins, Clay Campbell, Mary McGee, Charles Bradshaw, Bob Petty, the Rev. Thurman Echols, Nancy Bradshaw, Mary Jordan, Pat Ross and Claude Cobler.