By: Tucker Harrington
Taking the time to honor workers who continue to go above and beyond day in and day out is important, which is why the City of Dayton in Texas recently hosted its annual employee recognition awards ceremony. According to Your Houston News, a wide range of city workers, ranging from members of the police and fire forces to library and Water and Wastewater employees, were presented with custom awards.
The annual luncheon, which took place Aug. 2 at the Dayton Community Center, featured fried catfish and speeches by various recipients. This year, firemen Murphy Green and Greg Young were honored with awards thanking them each for their 15 years of service with the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. Police chief Pete Douzant was awarded a custom trophy for his 25 years of service on the force. This ceremony was especially touching for Douzant, since he's retiring this year.
A special gift and honor was bestowed to Linus Chapman, the longest-serving current City of Dayton employee. According to the news outlet, Chapman has continued to serve the city for more than 31 years.