The Madison County Farm Bureau is presently taking nominations for the Annual George Townsend Good Neighbor Award, which will be presented at the local Madison County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, which will be held on Sept. 20.
This award has been presented annual for the last 11 years. The award is given to someone in the community who truly demonstrates was being a “Good Neighbor” is all about.
“Mr. Townsend fit into this category as being a good neighbor to everyone he came in contact with,” said Richard Terry, fBoard Member of Madison County Farm Bureau.
Townsend owned and operated the Madison Stockyards for years and years, and his son and daughter still operate Townsend Livestock Company in Madison.
“Mr. George always had a kind word for everyone he met, and especially, the younger generation. He supported every youth program held in Madison County, as well as surrounding counties. He never met a child he did not really love and have time for.
“That was what George Townsend was really about,” added Terry. “Farm Bureau is indeed proud to present this award every year to someone in the community who makes a difference in our world.”
If anyone has a nominee, who would qualify for the award, they need to get the name and a short one-page narrative about the person, which would include why the person deserves the award. This nomination must be delivered to the Madison County Farm Bureau office by Friday, Sept. 2.
A Madison County Farm Bureau committee will judge applicatons, and the presentation will be made at the Sept. 20 annual meeting.