WEST BOUNTIFUL — Three volunteers representing different organizations in south Davis County were recognized recently with the Book of Golden Deeds award, during a banquet held in their honor.
Dr. Jim Guinn, Hilary Noel, and Wayne Brown, each received the award from the Bountiful Breakfast Exchange Club.
In addition to serving of the board of directors of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry, Guinn helped develop the Pantry Smiles donated dental assistance program that now provides dental care at no cost to qualifying residents of south Davis County, according to a nomination letter from the food pantry.
Since September of 2012, 109 individuals have received dental services that would cost in excess of $200,000 with the benefit of the program. Forty-six dentists have donated their time, and in many cases, the time of their office staff to provide these services, according to the letter.
Noel was nominated by Kevin Prusse, principal of Foxboro Elementary School in North Salt Lake.
In his nominating letter, Prusse said Noel has helped with Woods Cross Youth Council summer activities, ranging from swimming lessons to team sports to craft activities.
Simultaneously, she took on the task of PTA president at Foxboro Elementary School. Prusse said that serving as a PTA president is never easy, “but it was especially daunting for Mrs. Noel because the year she served was the year that Foxboro Elementary went on to the year-round school schedule,” Prusse wrote.
Noel worked to find the volunteers needed to tackle the planning a year-round school requires.
She also involved more parents in the school and researched arts programs to involve them preparing all the items each teacher and volunteer art mom needed to teach the lesson.
Wayne Brown volunteers at the Golden Years Senior Center in Bountiful.
Each morning, Monday through Friday, Brown picks up bread, donuts and other food from three different locations. “Sometimes he loads and unloads 12-15 large boxes to bring to the center, the nominating letter written by Golden Years Manager Karen Henderson said. Throughout the week he also picks up donated pizza, chipotle meat, Lion House Pantry items and other food area vendors donate.
In addition, Henderson describes Brown as a “fix-it man,” able to build and fix anything. He sometimes even takes items home to repair them.
The Book of Golden Deeds is the national Exchange Club’s longest running project. It recognizes dedicated volunteers who give hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live, according to the national Exchange Club website at nationalexchangeclub.org.