MOUNT VERNON — A surprise visit was made to the BAS Broadcasting studios Friday morning for the purpose of recognizing the unselfish deeds of one county resident.
Members of the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon/Knox County selected Dave Bevington as the recipient of the 2013 Golden Deeds Award from a list of submitted nominations. This award honors the deeds of a Knox County resident who deserves recognition for his/her unselfish service to the community and to the needs of others.
The Golden Deeds Award banquet took place Thursday evening at The Parkside Restaurant. Bevington was unable to attend as he was out performing the tasks which earned him the award — volunteering. Bevington was serving as moderator for the Ohio State University athletic roundtable session Buckeye Blitz. Bevington’s wife, Reecalee, accepted the award at the banquet on his behalf.
Presenting the award with a plaque to Bevington on Friday was Margaret Ann Ruhl along with Exchange Club President Ginny Williams, and board of directors member and past award recipient Melody Brent.
Numerous volunteer efforts by Bevington qualified him as more-than deserving of the Golden Deeds Award. The 1966 graduate of Mount Vernon High School has been active in Food For the Hungry locally by helping with publicity and working with the food collection. He is an avid sports fan and is coaching in the Babe Ruth baseball league. Bevington is known as a very caring person, especially through his work with local youth, and has been recognized with many other awards from the community. One quote received about Bevington said, “His love for sports and the community shows in everything he does.”
Bevington is a 40-plus year employee of the now BAS Broadcasting where he hosts “Open Debate” on WMVO as well as “Sports Roundtable Plus” on 93.7 WQIO on Fridays during high school football season. He and his wife, Reecalee, will observe 41 years of marriage on June 4. They have a daughter, a son and six grandchildren.
“For me not to know what to say is something,” laughed Bevington as he was surprised with Friday’s award presentation. “I’m quite honored, especially with the list of people who have received this. Mount Vernon and Knox County is just a wonderful place to live and work. I’m not sure I do enough things to warrant this award. But it really touches my heart. It’s much appreciated.”
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